Dismore condemns ‘Hate Preacher’ Trump’s ban on 19,000 Barnet and Camden residents and 150,000 Londoners

Labour London Assembly Member for Barnet and Camden Andrew Dismore has condemned President Trump’s controversial ban on Muslim country nationals entering the USA. The ban affects those born in Libya, Iran, Iraq, Somalia, Sudan and Syria, which includes almost 13,000 Barnet residents and 6,000 Camden residents- and a total of 150,000 London-wide.


Mr Dismore said:


“President Trump’s policy is insulting and deeply inflammatory.  He claims British people born in seven countries are not really British and are in effect a threat to the USA. It is outrageous that 19,000 of my constituents and 150,000 Londoners are now banned from travelling to the USA altogether, or face lengthy, demeaning and discriminatory extra security checks as a result of his prejudices.”


“As Sir Mo Farah said, ‘the Queen made him a knight, the President made him an alien.”


“In the recent past I campaigned against Gábor Vona, leader of the Hungarian far-right Jobbik Party visiting the UK. and against the French racist ‘comedian’ Dieudonné M’Bala M’Bala, who at the time then Home Secretary  Theresa May rightly  banned.


“While she may now instead think it is the correct thing to do to suck up to those with extreme views like President Trump, I see in sexist, misogynist Trump, and in his appalling rhetoric against Muslims, Black people, Mexicans, and others, arguably the world’s most powerful ‘hate preacher’ and someone who is likely to reignite the fires of Islamist extremism rather than damp them down.”


“That is why I have joined the 1.3 million (and rising) decent British people who have signed the petition against Trump’s state visit to Britain, and I encourage others to do so too at https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/171928.“







Census data on countries of birth in London can be found here: https://files.datapress.com/london/dataset/detailed-country-birth-2011-census-borough/detailed-country-birth-2011-borough.xlsx


  London Barnet Camden
Libya 2,334 146 49
Iran 37,339 7,242 1752
Iraq 29,789 1,872 780
Somalia 65,333 2,345 2,879
Sudan 6,945 327 375
Syria 3,915 200 114
Yemen 4,453 677 50
TOTAL 150,108 12,809 5,999