The woman who started a petition to close UK borders until Isis is defeated, which has amassed over 400,000 signatures, is currently residing in Spain.

Tina Reeves' petition on the Parliament website was launched in September, but has gained new support in light of the Paris attacks.

A section of it reads:

Allowing uncontrolled immigration and taking in these refugees potentially endangers the entire UK population. At any other time in our history this would be tantamount to a declaration of war and borders would be closed.

Mrs Reeves was interviewed by Russia Today last night to discuss the petition, speaking from her house in Jaén, Spain.

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Mrs Reeves has since tweeted to clarify her situation, that she does not live permanently in Spain, but has been selling a house on the market for the past five years.

Mrs Reeves said she lives in Plymouth, but spends around 50 per cent of the time in Jaén.

The freelance writer told i100.co.uk that she lived in the house in Spain intermittently for security and maintenance reasons:

The house has been on the market in Spain for five years and for the first three I left it empty and with estate agents. The market is absolutely dead in Spain and so for the last two years I have advertised the house privately and I come over for a couple of months to get maintenance done, and show people around myself.

I work online so it doesn't actually matter where I am. I then return to the UK and then perhaps do another couple of months just so that the house is not empty - I had nine break-ins over the first three years.

She also explained her reasons for starting the petition, which has to date amassed over 424,000 signatures.

On the accusation her petition is hypocritical, she added:

I don't see the criticism as valid. I am a British citizen and I have as much right as anyone else to be concerned about the country of my birth, the people who live in it, including my family.

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