Theresa May extended an invitation from the Queen for a state visit
Set up on Sunday morning, the petition entitled ‘Prevent Donald Trump from making a State Visit to the United Kingdom’ looks set to hit one million signatures in less than 24 hours after passing 800,000 by 11pm.
Created by Graham Guest, the petition says: “Donald Trump should be allowed to enter the UK in his capacity as head of the US Government, but he should not be invited to make an official State Visit because it would cause embarrassment to Her Majesty the Queen.
“Donald Trump's well documented misogyny and vulgarity disqualifies him from being received by Her Majesty the Queen or the Prince of Wales.
“Therefore during the term of his presidency Donald Trump should not be invited to the United Kingdom for an official State Visit.”
An interactive map has illustrated where the majority of signatories of the anti-Trump petition are based.
The highest number of signatures by constituency so far is Bristol West with 5,247 names, then the London borough of Hornsby and Wood Green with 4,903, third is Hackney north and Stoke Newington with 4,866, next is Brighton Pavilion at 4,620 and fifth is Edinburgh North and Leith with 3,664.
Unsurprisingly a high number of voters are concentrated in London, with the capital seeing the majority of inner-London boroughs with a few thousands votes apiece.
Some areas with low turnout was Blaenau Gwent with just 345 names, Easington with 368, Boston and Skegness with 369 and Redcar with 395.
But when presented as a percentage of constituents, other areas become distinctly more anti-Trump.
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Vast swathes of Scotland appear to be backing the ban on Mr Trump, with Ross, Skye, Lochaber, Stirling, and North East Fife seeing nearly 1.7 per cent of constituents signing the petition.
But still in pole position was Bristol West, which has seen a staggering 4.12 per cent of constituents put their name to the petition, followed by Brighton Pavillion with 4.4 per cent.
Coming in third place was London, with Islington North seeing 4.1 per cent of residents sign up, and Hornsey and Wood Green 3.9 per cent.
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, MP for Islington North, is one of many UK politicians who have called for Mr Trump to be barred from coming to the UK on a state visit while his controversial ‘Muslim ban’ is in force.
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I am not happy with him coming here until that ban is lifted
The leftie said: "I think we should make it very clear we are extremely upset about it, and I think it would be totally wrong for him to be coming here while that situation is going on.
"I think he has to be challenged on this. I am not happy with him coming here until that ban is lifted, quite honestly."
Sadiq Khan, London’s first Muslim mayor, Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon and Liberal Democract leader Tim Farron are some of the politicians who have criticised Mr Trump’s new executive order.
They have all called for the 45th US president’s sate visit to not go ahead while the ban was in place.
Mr Khan said: “I am quite clear, this ban is cruel, this ban is shameful, while this ban is in place we should not be rolling out the red carpet for President Trump."
An interactive map has illustrated where the majority of signatories of the anti-Trump petition are
And Mr Farron said: “Any visit by President Trump to Britain should be on hold until his disgraceful ban comes to an end.”
The petition, currently on 813,000 and showing no signs of slowing, is set to be debated in parliament after breaking the 100,000 threshold within hours.
Every petition submitted on the government website with more than 10,000 gets a response from the Government, and all over 100,000 parliament will consider for a debate.
Prime minister Theresa May became the first foreign leader to meet the newly inaugurated president when she visited Washington earlier this week.
She extended an invitation from the Queen for the billionaire to enjoy a state visit to the UK later this year, although no date was set.
A Downing Street spokesman said: “We extended the invite and it was accepted."
But in the wake of the property tycoon’s executive order banning people from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the US, there has been repeated calls for the invite to be rescinded.
The petition looks set to hit one million sigantures
Airports across America descended into chaos after the order was signed, affecting those from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen.
Thousands marched against the ban, with protests popping up airports and courthouses across the country, and a demonstration was held in Washington.
And in the confusion that ensued, the fate of British dual-nationals also hung in the balance.
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Four time Olympic gold medallist Sir Mo Farah, who is a British national but was born in Somalia, has been living in the US for the past six years but feared he could be caught out by the ban.
After telephone calls between foreign secretary Boris Johnson and Mr Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, a clarification was issued from the Foreign Office confirming dual nationals flying from the UK would be allowed into the US, even if they were born or were a citizen of one of the seven countries.
Mr Trump has defended the order, claiming that: "It's not a Muslim ban."
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