Monday, 11 May 2009

Bozza on the government's ludicrous banning policy

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I just wanted to share this quickly, in order to follow up on last week's news of who was on Jacqui Smith's "least wanted" list of people barred from entering Britain. Ever since Geert Wilders was banned back in February, we've argued that preventing controversial figures from coming to Britain is not the right approach for a democracy with a supposed commitment to free speech. The government's release of the list of who it has banned, consisting mostly of people who never even tried to come here in the first place, exposed just how ridiculous the policy is, and no one has made this point more effectively than Boris Johnson in this morning's Daily Telegraph. Love him or hate him, the man can write, and in this case he's spot on. In my opinion, here's the money quote:
The world is full of loudmouth media berks with views that we would all like to keep to themselves, but we can't ban them all from entering Britain.
I strongly urge you to read the full piece.


nullifidian said...

A pound to a penny that if BJ wasn't already here, he'd be on Jackboot Jacqui's list.

He might be able to get in on a comedy visa though.