Julien Blanc, the American “pick-up artist” criticised for encouraging misogyny, has been barred from entering Britain by the Home Office.
Dating seminars run by the 25-year-old have sparked international criticism for their derogatory references to women and, in some cases, appearing to condone physical and emotional abuse.
Theresa May, the Home Secretary, is thought to have used powers more frequently deployed to bar hate preachers and other extremists from entering the country.
It is believed to be the first time the measures have been used to ban a foreigner entry on the grounds of sexist behaviour.
Liberal Democrat members of the Coalition appeared to be claiming the credit for the decision.
Not that I was likely to but that’s another reason never to vote Lib Dem then. I simply don’t regard some peoples’ view of an individual as being icky as a good enough reason to ban them from the country.
But then any mob that rouses itself in the run up to a general election can expect to get pleasured by the politicians, can’t it?