Thank you to those who have contacted me to let me know they have ‘signed’ the online petition asking that Donald Trump be banned from entering the United Kingdom. Leaving aside whether he actually wants to visit the UK I do not agree he should be banned. Mr. Trump is a very wealthy businessman who has decided to seek the Republican nomination to run for President of the United States of America. He has rather bizarrely called for Muslims to be stopped from entering the States. It goes without saying that his view is ludicrous but that should not be grounds for stopping him from entering our Country if he wishes. He could then learn about true free speech and tolerance. Hopefully he would realise that whilst it makes sense to stop those who would do us harm from entering the UK stopping law abiding adherents to a particular worldwide religion does not make sense. We believe in free speech and that means tolerating people whose views we disagree with.