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British government official says no plans to ban Trump over Muslim remarks

  • FILE - In this Aug. 23, 2008, file photo, Donald Trump, left, His Excellency Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem of Dubai, center, and then Nakheel CEO Chris O'Donnell pose together at a party thrown by Nakheel and the Trump Organization to introduce The Trump International Hotel & Tower Dubai. Dubai’s property bubble burst before the project could really get off the ground, and in 2011 The National reported that debt-laden developer Nakheel had canceled the project altogether. Nakheel says it no longer has any business association with Trump. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)

    FILE - In this Aug. 23, 2008, file photo, Donald Trump, left, His Excellency Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem of Dubai, center, and then Nakheel CEO Chris O'Donnell pose together at a party thrown by Nakheel and the Trump Organization to introduce The Trump International Hotel & Tower Dubai. Dubai’s property bubble burst before the project could really get off the ground, and in 2011 The National reported that debt-laden developer Nakheel had canceled the project altogether. Nakheel says it no longer has any business association with Trump. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • In this video grab, Britain's Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne speaks, during Prime Minister's Questions in the House of Commons, London, Wednesday Dec. 9, 2015. A top British government minister says the country has no plans to ban Donald Trump over his comments about Muslims. Prime Minister David Cameron and other British politicians have condemned Trump's call for Muslims to be barred from entering the U.S. Finance minister George Osborne told lawmakers that Trump's views were "nonsense," but said it would be wrong to "ban presidential candidates." Answering questions in the House of Commons on Wednesday, Osborne said "the best way to confront the views of someone like Donald Trump is to engage in a robust democratic argument with him about why he is profoundly wrong." (PA via AP) UNITED KINGDOM OUT

    In this video grab, Britain's Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne speaks, during Prime Minister's Questions in the House of Commons, London, Wednesday Dec. 9, 2015. A top British government minister says the country has no plans to ban Donald Trump over his comments about Muslims. Prime Minister David Cameron and other British politicians have condemned Trump's call for Muslims to be barred from entering the U.S. Finance minister George Osborne told lawmakers that Trump's views were "nonsense," but said it would be wrong to "ban presidential candidates." Answering questions in the House of Commons on Wednesday, Osborne said "the best way to confront the views of someone like Donald Trump is to engage in a robust democratic argument with him about why he is profoundly wrong." (PA via AP) UNITED KINGDOM OUT  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this Aug. 23, 2008, file photo, Donald Trump, left, His Excellency Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem of Dubai, center, and then Nakheel CEO Chris O'Donnell pose together at a party thrown by Nakheel and the Trump Organization to introduce The Trump International Hotel & Tower Dubai. Dubai’s property bubble burst before the project could really get off the ground, and in 2011 The National reported that debt-laden developer Nakheel had canceled the project altogether. Nakheel says it no longer has any business association with Trump. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)

    FILE - In this Aug. 23, 2008, file photo, Donald Trump, left, His Excellency Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem of Dubai, center, and then Nakheel CEO Chris O'Donnell pose together at a party thrown by Nakheel and the Trump Organization to introduce The Trump International Hotel & Tower Dubai. Dubai’s property bubble burst before the project could really get off the ground, and in 2011 The National reported that debt-laden developer Nakheel had canceled the project altogether. Nakheel says it no longer has any business association with Trump. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)  (The Associated Press)

A top British government minister says the country has no plans to ban Donald Trump over his comments about Muslims.

Prime Minister David Cameron and other British politicians have condemned Trump's call for Muslims to be barred from entering the U.S.

Some Britons say the remarks amount to hate speech and have called for Trump to be barred from the U.K., where he owns a Scottish golf course.

Finance minister George Osborne told lawmakers that Trump's views were "nonsense," but said it would be wrong to "ban presidential candidates."

Answering questions in the House of Commons on Wednesday, Osborne said "the best way to confront the views of someone like Donald Trump is to engage in a robust democratic argument with him about why he is profoundly wrong."