Bournemouth students reacted to the news of a petition attempting to have presidential candidate stopped from entering the United Kingdom.
Of all the students asked 60% agreed that Donald Trump shouldn’t be allowed to enter the United Kingdom, one student saying that “Donald Trump’s extreme views don’t have any place in the UK, and the United States shouldn’t have to put up with them either.”
Upon reading the article another said his remarks were “typical of of right wing American propaganda seen in politicians”
Although the students asked expressed that they disagreed with Trump’s remarks 21% disagreed that he should have had his Business Ambassadorship and Honouring by the Robert Gordon University revoked, and 40% asked disagreed that Trump should be banned from the UK for his remarks.
When asked in the survey if they thought Nicola Sturgeon’s backing of the petition to deny Trump entry was fair after his contributions to Scotland, Parris Harvey-Wills 19 said “whatever he has done for Scotland or invested into them he did for business, which profits him as much as it does Scotland. It doesn’t give him an excuse to say what he did and I agree with Scotland’s take on what he has said, they don’t want to be represented by somebody who is seen as racist.”
One student said “Just because he is invested in Scotland that doesn’t mean that he has free reign there.