Half a million freedom-hating people in Britain signed a petition to ban Trump from entering the country. One has to wonder who signed this thing. The British government is taking it seriously.
Home Secretary Theresa May, a conservative (for Britain) said in a statement that she had the authority to “exclude a non-European economic area national from the U.K. if she considers their presence in the U.K. to be non-conducive to the public good.”
She referenced the Prime Minister’s comments rejecting Trump’s remarks.
“Coming to the U.K. is a privilege and not a right”, May said and she would “continue to use the powers available to prevent from entering the U.K. those who seek to harm our society and who do not share our basic values.
We definitely have a problem with their values if they are going to ban people who speak freely.
“Exclusion powers are very serious and are not used lightly,” she said. “The Home Secretary will use these powers when justified and based on all available evidence.”
May is referring to Trump’s call to ban Muslims until we know what the hell is going on.
“We reject any attempts to create division and marginalization amongst those we endeavor to protect,” May said.
I’m not even a Trump supporter and I find the Brit’s response offensive and troubling. They don’t have free speech and they want to ban ours. There are reasons we dumped them and their King George.
Donald Trump’s claim that pockets of London are so radicalised that the police do not dare enter them are “nonsense”, Theresa May has said. She added that Trump doesn’t understand Britain.
She doesn’t understand free speech either.
According to figures published last year and reported by the bbc, Mrs May has banned more than 217 people since 2010, including 84 hate preachers, 61 people on grounds of national security and 72 because they were deemed “not conducive to the public good”.
In the past they’ve banned Robert Spencer and Pamela Geller. No one can criticize Islam in any way or suggest their might be something different about their fundamentalists.