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Britain may ban Donald Trump from entering the UK following the US Republican presidential candidate's controversial remarks made earlier in the month regarding barring foreign Muslims from entering the United States.
According to a report in the British Telegraph, the UK's Home Secretary Teresa May has charged that she "may exclude" people who "seek to harm our society" and are not "conducive to the public good."
The report cited a spokesman for the top British official as issuing May's response on Trump's comments, blasting them as "divisive, unhelpful and wrong."
“The Home Secretary may exclude a non-European Economic Area national from the UK if she considers their presence in the UK to be non-conducive to the public good," the Telegraph quoted a statement from May's office as reading.
The statement continued by noting UK Prime Minister David Cameron's condemnation of the American real estate mogul's remarks.
Meanwhile, more than 550,000 Britons have signed a petition calling on the government in London to ban Trump from entering the country, according to the report.
The government confirmed that the petition could be discussed in parliament after reaching 100,000 signatures.
Trump for his part, has reportedly dismissed the petition, saying his supporters number upward of 10 million.