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trump106featWith thanks to Suzanne Kelly.

Donald Trump’s latest attacks on religious groups, nationalities, and people with physical challenges spurred Aberdeen-based campaigner Suzanne Kelly to take action.

Kelly has launched petitions asking Home Secretary Teresa May to block Trump from
the UK for his hate speech, and asking Aberdeen’s Robert Gordon University to strip Trump of the honorary doctorate it bestowed on him.

Text of Kelly’s draft petition to the UK Government is waiting approval; it reads:

“The signatories believe Donald J Trump should be banned from UK entry for his continued, unrepentant hate speech and unacceptable behaviour. His unacceptable behaviour is well documented, and we feel it foments racial, religious and nationalistic intolerance which should not be welcome in the UK.

“The UK has banned entry to many individuals for hate speech. This same principle should apply to Donald J Trump. We cannot see how the United Kingdom can condone his entry to the country when many people have been barred for less.

“If the United Kingdom is to continue applying the ‘unacceptable behaviour’ criteria to those who wish to enter its borders, it must be fairly applied to the rich as well as poor, and the weak as well as powerful.”

A link to the pending UK Government petition can be found here:

Campaigner Suzanne Kelly contributes to online newspaper Aberdeen Voice (, and has written a report analyzing Trump’s presence at the Menie Estate and has followed his career.

She said:

“The government is to be congratulated for keeping people who preach hatred and intolerance out of the UK. If Trump doesn’t fit the criteria of ‘unacceptable behaviour’ that has kept so many others out, I’d very much like to know why. It’s getting to the point that I can’t think of any group he hasn’t made negative remarks about, but some of his recent comments seem to me to hit out at religious freedom, people with physical disabilities and whole nations.

“I don’t know where this man belongs, but for me, it’s definitely not in the White House, and it’s definitely not as a welcome guest in the UK. I hope he’ll lose his ‘Global Scot’ status and his honorary degree from Robert Gordon University, too.

“I’m not alone in feeling that any group that would willingly endorse him at this point is on shaky moral ground. Any UK groups that receive taxpayer funding should not align with this person, and should re-think their positions.

“When I first discussed launching petitions on these issues, all the feedback was positive. In fact, there are so many people around the globe who want to stand up and be counted that a second petition open to everyone, not just UK citizens, has been created as well, demanding that Robert Gordon University revoke Trump’s honorary degree.”

The text of this petition reads:

“We respectfully request that Robert Gordon University (Aberdeen) strips Donald Trump of the honorary degree it bestowed on him with immediate effect.”We feel that Donald Trump’s unrepentant, persistent verbal attacks on various groups of people based on nationality, religion, race and physical abilities are a huge detriment to RGU. Hate speech must not have a place in academia, in politics or on the world stage. We are confident RGU will agree with the petitioners, and act swiftly.

“We would also note the brave opposition of Dr David Kennedy to this degree at the time it was bestowed.”

A link to this petition can be found here:

Kelly also plans to petition her local and national governments to cease all projects which join Trump’s business interests and taxpayer money.

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  38 Responses to “Campaigners Move To Keep Trump Out Of UK”

  1. Nice work I wish I had thought of it.

    • [This post has been edited, heavily – it did not meet our criteria, and exhibited the kind of xenophobia Trump does. It is being published in edited form to allow me to reply – Suzanne Kelly ]Donald Trump is trying to prevent those who have added to the ruination of the Usa from entering the country. what in hell is wrong with that? nothing. Scotland has not been attacked as the USa has at the world trade center, San Baernardino killings. When Obama an for offic against hilliary clinton he said ‘mygrandmother showed typical white behavior.’ this racist should never have been President. the white race inculudes, Scottish, English, Irish, France, numerous nationalities. Including yours, Suzanne kelly. Why wassnt obama punished? becasue he has fooled many stupid people. Obm also insulted christians at the National day of Prayer Breakfast help annually in the White House. He never apologized.Turmp is not wanting to physically harm anyone. he just wants to keep out those harming the USa. That is not hate, The USa has suffered enough to to its goodness of allowing people freely into the country.

      • It never ceases to amaze me that people will formulate strong opinions, make sweeping generalisations and reach unfounded conclusions without doing any research at all. 1. Donald Trump DOES want to hurt people – he’s said, and repeated that relatives of terrorists should be taken out (i.e. killed if you haven’t realised it). This has had condemnation from many quarters, and is of course in direct opposition to worldwide conventions and accords on basic human rights. He’s not called for the relatives of would-be pipe bomber William Celli to be taken out though; I wonder why not? But to get on to the racism comments in Virginia’s submission. We could try to explain the difference to you between the words ‘typical’ and ‘all’. What Obama said was this: “The point I was making was not that my grandmother harbors any racial animosity, but that she is a typical white person. If she sees somebody on the street that she doesn’t know (pause) there’s a reaction in her that doesn’t go away and it comes out in the wrong way.” – and Donald Trump said ALL Muslims would be banned ‘until we can figure out what the hell is going on.’ Should we have to wait for Trump to figure out what is going on, we’d best get comfortable and not hold our collective breath. Obama has fooled stupid people? Has Trump then appealed to the intellencia? But there is our lesson for the day – the difference between ‘typical’ and ‘all’.

        It’s your comments and conclusions about race though which worry me. The white races. Ah yes, you presume to know what race I am. First though, one of the more eloquent speakers at the UK Parliamentary debate helpfully debunked the myth that America was/is some form of inclusive melting pot that historically welcomed everyone with open arms. My Irish immigrant ancestors fled starvation, and were met in New York when looking for work by signs that read ‘No Blacks, No Irish and No dogs.’ America of course wasn’t so nice to the actual Americans, the tiniest bit of their blood is in me, which is a source of pride. Alas, though, I think that would taint my ‘white racial purity’ in the eyes of someone like you to whom skin colour and ‘race’ seem so important. (NB – I am not a ‘pretendian’ – someone with a drop of Native American blood who believes they are indeed native). So no, I don’t think of my race as being the white race. I think of my race as being The Human Race. I wish this would be a comment you’d take on board and do further research and soul searching in response, but that’s not going to happen.

  2. Save extra huff to your precious parliament that rules over your Scotland from London and honour me with a simultaneous exclusion with Trump because I endorse his position in regard to Muslim immigration to the USA 100%. I can do without breathing the oxygen your dismal weather generates. Since we are a Republic as unlike you, your parliament and your queen have no writ over Malta. And the European Union, that quintessential liberalist half arsed rump will have to lump it whether it likes us conservatives and rightist or not. Thanks to your Muslim arse kissing multitudes who cringe we who do not (cringe) and have killed the critters in their thousands throughout history here at least, will continue to grow. Meanwhile you bunch of chamberlainites continue to pander to them whilst they continue to hold you beneath contempt for as Mr. Benn said in your precious parliament (aka saliva palace) each one of them considers himself as superior to you. Then when the Shit will hit the fan you will be evaporated by them and it will be us against them without your holier than thou leftist liberalist trembling anal twittering messing around.

  3. As an American I commend your efforts to ban Donald Trump from the UK. Good luck.

  4. Where can I sign this petition?

    • Hello, thank you for your question. There is a link in the article, but it is only for UK residents, as it’s a petition to the UK government. Here is the link for ease of reference. All the best PS – at the time of writing the petition is all of 4 hours or so old, and has over 7,000 signatures. This is gratifying; if nothing comes of it, that’s 7,000+ UK residents who’ve said no to hate speech, however wealthy the speaker is. And, it’s very humbling. Overall, this is a group project, and am proud to be part of it – Suzanne Kelly

      • Bravo Suzanne! I have just signed theUK Gov petition – just to let you know, 40,777 have signed it now at 08:19 on December 9. I firmly believe there will be 100000 sigs by the end of the day.

      • @AKing
        ” I firmly believe there will be 100000 sigs by the end of the day”, and then some!

        218,253 and rising by more than 7 a second the last I looked. And the petition still hasn’t been live 24 hours yet. Well done.

      • Dear ms Kelly. Thankyou for starting this petition and I’m glad it has gained much more than half a million signatures. We don’t want bigots like him in our country. Do you have any idea if and when the parliament will debate this?

      • you are welcome. I don’t know when debate will be, but will post news as and when.

      • I just created a petition to “Ban Suzanne Kelly of Aberdeen, Scotland from pretending she is a journalist.” It has about as much chance as her getting DT banned from the UK. Oh Well!

  5. No to bigots.

  6. You are misguided! You must live in a perfect White bubble to not see how illegal immigration and/or not vetting Muslims correctly is wrong for any country. It’s not hate, it’s realism. You should try it sometime!

  7. Leave Trump alone – we all have opinions and he has his.
    Remember we have freedom of speech both in UK and US.
    If the US voters don’t want him they won’t vote for him.

  8. As a citizen of U.S. I want to say THANKS! Good luck!

  9. While we’re at it, can we ban Suzanne Kelly too?

  10. Good on ya Suzanne!, stop this IMO half witted moron, who is a fat, over indulged ugly twitt with fake hair. Said I would never stoop as low as he does, but then he appears to bring out the worst in everyone! It does appear he has damaged his own interests all over the World so one could say he is “self destructing” already. [moderated]

  11. These people claim to want a democracy and free speech, well that means standing shoulder to shoulder with someone who’s comments so repulse you. That is free speech. I welcome Donald Trump

    • Some of ‘these people’ have watched with dismay as mosques have been vandalised and Muslims in parts of the US were attacked – following Trump’s inciteful, hateful prejudicial remarks. Does your concept of free speech allow someone to yell ‘FIRE’ in a crowded building? Freedoms all come with responsibilities. And yes, Trump’s comments repulse me. Lots. As well as most things about the man. Tally ho – Suzanne

  12. Trump is the only hope for America. The country has become a Socialistic near bankrupt nation. We don’t want that anymore. I don’t know anyone who isn’t voting for him.

  13. Well said,, agree with you 100%

  14. What about the other petition, the British petition asking for Trump to be ALLOWED TO ENTER THE UK.

    • Here’s the results for Donald Trump and lies – – enjoy perusing this ‘honest speaking man’s’ catalogue of exaggeration, mis statements, inaccuracies and some would say outright lies. But yes, you tell yourself he’s honest speaking. Which particular ‘honest’ statement of his do you particularly gel with? Would love to know

  15. Think long and hard before you offend Mr. Trump and his supporters. He may well win the election and if he does there will be demands for retaliation against the UK. Suzanne Kelly would be well-advised to never set foot outside the UK again, at least not where we can get our hands on her. Americans have had just about enough guff from leftist Marxist morons in the UK and we may get it into our heads to rescue the Mother Country from the lunatics currently running it. We have vast cotton fields where the likes of Ms. Kelly can turn their hands to profitable labor.

    • Hello all; am approving this. And quite probably reporting it as a threat to the relevant people. Scary Trump supporters are out there. This is one. Thankfully, they usually show their true colours and intellectual prowess, and thus reassure me that I’m right

      • For a so-called journalist you have very poor grammar. I guess you’re UK educated. Or maybe, you are like other liberals who can only communicate in 140 characters or less eh?

    • so, you’re not much of a fan of free speech then 🙂 Don’t worry, you’ll have a chance to explain your position in depth very soon. Ps – are you in South America, or is that just where your IP is routed through? Ta

      • You harp on free speech but want to call out The Donald for exercising free speech. Who’s the hypocrite.

    • from reader Mark Gardiner: Well Mr bridges I would pint out SK is one of your own. New York born and bred. She’s one of your own and has every right to exercise her freedom of speech I believe your country is big on that. As for the threats it idiots like yourself who shame your country with these ignorant threats. DT is a big boy and I’m sure he will manage to shake off the criticism, idiots like you on the other scare the rest of the world because you could put that nut job in the white house.

    • from reader Mark Gardiner: Well Mr bridges I would pint out SK is one of your own. New York born and bred. She’s one of your own and has every right to exercise her freedom of speech I believe your country is big on that. As for the threats it idiots like yourself who shame your country with these ignorant threats. DT is a big boy and I’m sure he will manage to shake off the criticism, idiots like you on the other scare the rest of the world because you could put that (IMO) nut job in the white house.

  16. Another liberal idiot posing as a journalist. What did you tell Bill O’Reilly? You’re an unpaid journalist. What does that make you? A liberal blogger with a weak opinion. You and your sorry a$$ supporters stay in the UK. The next time you need saving the USA should tell you to fvck off. If not for the USA saving the UK TWICE, you’d be speaking German…

  17. Are you a USA citizen? If not, mind your own business. You have no idea what WE as Americans are dealing with immigration of Mexicans and OUR issues of Muslims and the problems we are having in oUR country!!! So shut your mouth and keep your opinion to yourself and in Scotland. Your a disgrace to journalism. We have freedom of spearheaded and freedom of policies here. You are the person spraining hate! You are the hater. Thank God you are not a hater journalist here… Stay in Scotland!!!

  18. I guess Susanne Kelly has no idea Trump’s Mother was from Scotland. And also. why didnt someone start a petition when Obama said his grandmother showed ‘typical white behavior?’ he said this when he ran against Hilliary Clinton. Obama hates his white heritage as Hitler hated his Jewish heritage. Also, Obama insulted Christians at the National Prayer breakfast and never apologized. Kelly is targeting the wrong person as a hater. Trump said there will be a ‘golden doo for those who wish to enter the USa legally.” i guess Kelly completely missed this one. She is wrongfully trying to ruin Trump.

    • Sorry about the typo. i meant to say Trump said there will be a ‘golden door for those who wish to become a USA citizen legally.” Sorry about teh above typo error.

  19. Although i do not believe Suzanne Kelly would EVER actually want to debate her views on immigration & race, she is publicly acting like she would love to have one, She is the first leftist to ever insinuate that they are not afraid of a debate, and i think she’s bluffing

    SET UP AN ONLINE LIVE CHAT DEBATE – you name the time/format

    • hello, I think you will find me ready to debate the pros and cons of the two Trump-related petitions. 🙂 with a Trump spokesperson or the author of the pro Trump petition. Anytime 🙂

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