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    Donald Trump Motion 2017, TSR Libertarian Party
    This House believes that the Government should invite US President Donald Trump to make an official state visit to the United Kingdom. As a nation that prides itself for its free speech, we find it completely unjust that Mr Trump should be denied a state visit on the basis of his personality and policies. A poll conducted by ‘YouGov’ in January showed that a greater number of Britons supported his visit than opposed it. Donald Trump may be a divisive and controversial character but we recognise that it would be a bad diplomatic move to block him from coming to our country.
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    Aye. John Bercow is a fake conservative if he opposes what Donald Trump is calling for in America. Some of the MPs irl need to learn a lesson or two from him.
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    So we should extend an invitation that has already been extended and accepted? A good start for the libers.
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    Aye - we've rolled the red carpet for much more extreme leaders than Trump.
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    God, no.
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    Aye. As a supporter of freedom of speech, I fully back this motion. Of course Trump has said unpalatable things, but the way to tackle that is not to simply shut him out, but to challenge those views through debate. Plus, the UK has hosted far more extreme leaders, so why are we taking issue with Trump?
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    Nay, he does not deserve it.
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    (Original post by Snufkin)
    God, no.
    Why?
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    Abstain
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    Nay.
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    I back the motion on the basis of what it's trying to do, however, as Jammy has already said, it's unnecessary.
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    Why?
    Trump does not deserve the attention.
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    (Original post by notneb)
    Nay, he does not deserve it.
    And, I'm assuming, you think that Robert Mugabe, Xi Jingping and the numerous other vile cretins that have made state visits and spoken in parliament 'deserved it'?

    To the motion, aye, we've had worse, and I'm positive that we'll have worse still, but freedom of speech is absolute and no one should be barred from entering because of their political views, a couple of countries tried that approach in the last century; didn't work particularly well.
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    (Original post by toronto353)
    Aye. As a supporter of freedom of speech, I fully back this motion. Of course Trump has said unpalatable things, but the way to tackle that is not to simply shut him out, but to challenge those views through debate. Plus, the UK has hosted far more extreme leaders, so why are we taking issue with Trump?
    I completely agree.
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    (Original post by CoffeeGeek)
    Aye - we've rolled the red carpet for much more extreme leaders than Trump.
    (Original post by toronto353)
    Aye. As a supporter of freedom of speech, I fully back this motion. Of course Trump has said unpalatable things, but the way to tackle that is not to simply shut him out, but to challenge those views through debate. Plus, the UK has hosted far more extreme leaders, so why are we taking issue with Trump?
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    I completely agree.
    So you support a lazy motion that calls for something that is already happening to be done?
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    Agree with Jammy Duel and mobbsy91 in this case.
    The state visit is already to take place, and so this motion is redundant.
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    (Original post by Jammy Duel)
    So you support a lazy motion that calls for something that is already happening to be done?
    I do agree that the motion pretty much states the obvious, but see no reason to vote No purely because the motion is 'lazy'.
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    I see Jammy's point. However, I support the premise of this motion and accordingly shall vote aye.
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    (Original post by Jammy Duel)
    So you support a lazy motion that calls for something that is already happening to be done?
    I don't support that element of the motion, but for me, it's about making clear I support Trump's visit, so though the motion is poorly worded and timed, as you rightly mention it, I will still be voting aye.
 
 
 
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