LONDON – Quotes from Monday's Parliament debate on a petition calling for Donald Trump to be banned from Britain over his anti-Muslim remarks:
— Labour's Paul Flynn, anti-ban: "The great danger by attacking this one man is that we can fix on him a halo of victimhood. We give him the role of martyrdom, which can be seen to be an advantage among those that support him."
— Labour's Tulip Siddiq, pro-ban: "His words are not comical, his words are not funny. His words are poisonous."
— Conservative Edward Leigh, anti-ban: "We oppose Mr. Trump for demonizing his opponents. ... If we ban him from the country are we not in danger of doing the same?"
— Democratic Unionist Party lawmaker Gavin Robinson, anti-ban: "Let him come here ... let him go home with his tail between his legs."
— Labour's Jack Dromey, pro-ban: "Donald Trump is a fool. He is free to be a fool. He is not free to be a dangerous fool on our shores."