Thanks to an online petition that has garnered more than 325,000 signatures, Britain's parliament has taken up debate on Jan. 18, 2016, over whether or not to support a ban on Donald Trump for hateful and offensive comments. The famous and notorious who the U.K. has declared unfit to enter the country include Martha Stewart, Hamas MP Yunis Al-Astal, a conservative American talk show host and members of the Westboro Baptist Church. Since 2005, Britain's Home Office has had wider latitude to ban those it deems to be promoting hatred, terrorism or serious criminal activity.
In 2004, celebrity homemaker Martha Stewart was convicted of lying about selling stock that plunged in price soon after her trade, related to the ImClone Systems insider trading scandal and sentenced to jail time.
She served five months in prison followed by five months of home detention.
When Stewart was banned, the U.K. Border and Immigration Agency released a statement, according to The Independent newspaper, saying the government "continues to oppose" entry for those who have been found guilty of "serious criminal offenses abroad."