Trump ban: What are the UK’s biggest ever petitions and were any successful?

More than one million people have signed a petition arguing that Donald Trump should be banned from making a state visit to the UK.

This weekend, the new president signed an executive order banning nationals from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering US, provoking anger and protests across the globe.

Foreign secretary Boris Johnson branded the policy “divisive and wrong”, as Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn called for a ban “while Trump abuses our shared values with his shameful Muslim ban and attacks on refugees’ and women’s rights.”

Prime Minister Theresa May has been heavily criticised for failing to condemn the ban in strong terms, while Number 10 has since dismissed the call for a ban.

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