(NEWSER) – British lawmakers on Monday will stage an interesting debate: whether to bar Donald Trump from entering the country as a matter of principle.

The move comes after more than 500,000 people in the UK signed a petition calling for the ban because of Trump's idea to temporarily ban Muslims from coming to the US. No vote will follow the debate, reports Reuters, making this more an airing of views.

Interior minister Theresa May is the only one who can issue such a ban, and the Guardian reports that it doesn't look likely. Still, it should be lively. "What I will be doing today is asking that Theresa May exercise constancy in her approach to people who preach hatred," says Scottish National Party lawmaker Tasmina Ahmed-Sheikh.

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