Piers Morgan has some harsh words for his homeland today. Morgan wrote an op-ed piece for the Daily Mail titled, “Why I’m so embarrassed today for Britain. The same parliament that hasn’t banned a single UK citizen from returning after fighting for ISIS is seriously debating banning Trump from its shores.”
Morgan wrote, “As I write this column, members of the UK Parliament are debating whether or not to ban Donald Trump from entering Britain.”
Incredulously, Morgan continued, “Time that could have been spent debating terrorism, famine, nuclear weapons, the Middle East refugee crisis or the Syrian War. But no, instead British law-makers have concluded their own time is best served seriously considering a proposal to ban a man who may end up being the next President of the United States.”
The reason they are doing so, Morgan writes, is because of Trump’s proposal to temporarily ban Muslims from entering the United States. Morgan, who disagreed with Trump so strongly that he wrote Trump an open letter saying so, wrote, “to ban a foreign politician for expressing an opinion is utterly absurd. Particularly a foreign politician who stands an increasingly good chance of becoming leader of the world’s biggest superpower and Britain’s supposedly closest, most powerful ally.”
Morgan continued by pointing out Britain’s hypocrisy.
King Salman of Saudia Arabia can allow 50 people to be beheaded last month and nobody in the corridors of British officialdom batted a public eyelid. Yet he is treated like some kind of deity when he arrives in Britain in his fleet of gold-plated jets.
Russian President Vladimir Putin commits and spouts all manner of despicable, murderous, bigoted things and Britain welcomes him with State dinners at Buckingham Palace and handshakes outside Downing Street.
As for Chinese President Xi Jinping, there is barely enough room in my expansive sick bucket to cope with my involuntary spewing at all the sycophantic grovelling that goes on when he swings into my home country.
In contrast, Morgan stated that the British parliament is going to punish Donald Trump for exercising his freedom of speech, all while they welcome despots into their country without a second thought.
Morgan summed up the nature of the problem: “Can you imagine a situation where President Trump, if he is elected, is actually banned? It would make Britain the laughing stock of the world, and confirm to Americans that we’re just as pathetically petty and small pond in our thinking as you’ve always suspected. It would also cause serious, probably irreparable damage to Britain’s relationship with the United States.”