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11th February 2016

Senate will debate banning of Donald Trump

The proposal will be debated at the next Senate meeting on February 18th

The University of Manchester Students’ Union will debate whether Donald J. Trump should be blocked from entry to the Students’ Union building.

The proposal, “Block Donald J Trump from UMSU Building entry”, has been passed through the elected Steering Committee with a view to banning the current Republican frontrunner from entry to the Steve Biko Building.

The proposal comes following a string of statements made by Trump regarded as offensive. During his campaign he has made derogatory statements including stating that Mexican immigrants are “bringing drugs, they’re bringing crime, they’re rapists.”

He also imitated a disabled reporter and has made comments towards Senator John McCain, female journalists, Hilary Clinton, and Muslims.

One of his most circulated statements regards his plans to instigate a “complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States until our country’s representatives can figure out what is going on.”

Other proposals for the Senate include “The Students’ Union should actively support the Rhodes Must Fall campaign at Oriel college Oxford.”, “This Union should stop selling beef”, “Should there be Amazon Lockers in the Students’ Union Building?”, and “The SU should sell the morning star [sic]”.

The proposal to ban Donald Trump will be on the agenda, alongside the other proposals, for the third Senate meeting taking place on the 18th February.

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