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Trump's Britain visit would 'unite' country against him: Cameron

Wednesday, December 16, 2015 - 00:30

British Prime Minister David Cameron tells parliament the U.K. is proud to be multi-ethnic and that if U.S. presidential hopeful Donald Trump were to visit Britain, the country would unite against him after the billionaire's comments about banning Muslims from entering the U.S. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: British Prime Minister David Cameron said remarks by U.S politician Donald Trump about barring Muslims from entering the U.S. were "stupid" in the British parliament on Wednesday (December 16), but rejected a call from opposition lawmakers to ban the American billionaire from entering Britain. Opposition Labour lawmaker Tulip Siddiq proposed using anti-extremism laws to ban the Republican Presidential hopeful from entering the UK. Cameron said he disagreed with her, but called Trump's remarks "divisive, stupid and wrong." "We are one of the most successful multi-racial, multi-faith, multi-ethnic countries anywhere in the world. There's more to do to build opportunity and fight discrimination. Now I agree with her that it is right that we exclude people when they are going to radicalize or encourage extremism. I happen to disagree with her about Donald Trump. I think his remarks are divisive, stupid and wrong and I think if he came to visit our country, I think he'd unite us all against him," Cameron said. Trump's remarks about Muslims have gone down badly across the Atlantic, during the last seven days he has been stripped of two Scottish honorary positions and prompted a record petition calling for him to be banned from entering Britain. On Wednesday Britain's Supreme Court threw out his bid to stop a wind farm being built near his luxury golf course in Scotland.

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Trump's Britain visit would 'unite' country against him: Cameron

Wednesday, December 16, 2015 - 00:30