100,000 is the target needed for MPs to consider it for Commons debate.
More than 100,000 people signed a petition demanding Donald Trump’s state visit to the UK be cancelled in the wake of his Muslim travel ban.
It means MPs must now consider holding a debate on scrapping his visit – which was only announced on Friday.
The petition says the US President ‘should not be invited to make an official State Visit because it would cause embarrassment to Her Majesty the Queen’.
The Daily Mail reports,
Within hours of being set up it attracted the necessary 100,000 for the motion to be considered for debate in the Commons.
And it is on course to beat the record one million signatures in support of Jeremy Clarkson returning as Top Gear presenter.
Any petition that receives more than 100,000 signatures within six months must be considered for debate by MPs in Parliament.
Petitions that attracts more than 10,000 in the time period requires a response from the Government.
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