Thursday, January 7, 2016

Donald Trump Threatens to Pull £700m Investment If Banned from UK

Donald Trump pictured on a visit to Turnberry
Donald Trump has threatened to withhold £700m of investment in Scotland if he is banned from entering the UK.UK MPs will debate later this month whether the US presidential hopeful should be refused entry or not.Mr Trump faced an international backlash after urging a ''total and complete shutdown of Muslims  entering the United States until our country's representatives can figure out what is going on''.Justifying his comments, he claimed there were ''places in London and other places that are so radicalised that police are afraid for their own lives''..

More than half a million people backed a petition calling on the tycoon to be barred for his comments. However, there will be no vote at the end of the debate and it will be up to Home Secretary Theresa May to decide whether or not Mr Trump should be excluded from the UK.

According to BBC News, Mr Trump owns the Turnberry golf course in South Ayrshire as well as Trump International Golf Links near Aberdeen, UK.
In a statement, his Trump Organisation said it had planned to invest more than £200m at Turnberry and a further £500m at the Aberdeenshire course.

Read the statement below;
"Over the coming years, we intend to further develop Trump Turnberry and invest millions more at the site, creating sustained economic growth for South Ayrshire and Scotland.
"Additionally, we have plans to invest £500 million towards further development at the 1,400 -acre Trump International Golf Links.
"Any action to restrict travel would force The Trump Organisation to immediately end these and all future investments we are currently contemplating in the United Kingdom.
"Westminster would create a dangerous precedent and send a terrible message to the world that the United Kingdom opposes free speech and has no interest in attracting inward investment.
"This would also alienate the many millions of United States citizens who wholeheartedly support Mr Trump and have made him the forerunner by far in the 2016 Presidential Election."
Many people now agree with Mr Trump that there is a serious problem that must be resolved. This can only be achieved if we are willing discuss these tough issues openly and honestly."
Prime Minister David Cameron condemned Mr. Trumps remarks as ''divisive, stupid and wrong'' but made clear he did not support banning Mr Trump.

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