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Ban Donald Trump!

UK demand grows to use anti-extremism laws to keep out US presidential hopeful.

Donald Trump faced universal anger and ridicule after he called for Muslims to be banned from the United States – and claimed that parts of London were “so radicalised” that police were “afraid for their own lives”.

Furious MPs and Muslim groups argued in response that anti-extremist legislation should be used to ban the billionaire Republican presidential hopeful from the UK if he attempts to visit Britain.

Calls were growing for legislation designed to ban radical preachers from the UK to be applied to Mr Trump if he attempted to fly to Britain.

The Independent

What if the UK had US gun laws?

Following a "terror incident" at Leytonstone Underground station on Saturday night, people are highlighting how the situation would have differed if the UK operated under the same gun laws as the US.

Three people were reportedly left injured, one seriously, after a man allegedly shouted "this is for Syria" and lashed out at commuters with a knife.

While the attack in itself remains shocking, many have been quick to point out how much worse it could have been if access to firearms was as easy as in America.

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LegalZoom gets OK to operate in UK

An online purveyor of self-help legal documents such as living trusts and wills has gotten a green light to operate in the United Kingdom as an alternative business structure.

LegalZoom has been licensed with the Solicitors Regulation Authority and will partner with the QualitySolicitors law firm network, reports the Law Society Gazette.

LegalZoom is the first U.S.-based company approved to operate as an ABS in the U.K., the article notes.

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