Donald Trump wants to be the man in the high castle. Ban him. Ban him now.
Trump’s a loon, deluded, arrogant, ignorant and quite possibly not entirely one of us.
However, these linked ideas of freedom and liberty do mean that someone, anyone, can run their mouth off on any subject they desire, in any manner that takes their fancy, subject only to the limitations of libel and incitement to immediate violence. And if that’s not the way it is then that is still the way it should be. We will have no rules stating that such and such is badthink which must not be expressed.
After all, if being a loon, deluded, arrogant, ignorant and quite possibly not entirely one of us is the definition of who may not traverse this sceptered isle then we’re going to have to deport most of the denizens of Westminster, aren’t we?
In June 2013 two prominent US bloggers – Pamela Geller and Robert Spencer – who had founded an organisation Stop Islamisation of America announced they were coming to the UK to participate in an English Defence League march. It had been organised in the wake of the murder of Lee Rigby.
Theresa May decided they should be refused entry to the UK. In a statement the Home Office said: “The Home Secretary will seek to exclude an individual if she considers that his or her presence in the UK is not conducive to the public good. We condemn all those whose behaviours and views run counter to our shared values and will not stand for extremism in any form.”
Pammycakes is indeed a loon, deluded etc (with nice tits), and as I pointed out back then May was a grotty little fascist cunt for banning her.
Because, y’know, those freedom and liberty things mean that even those I abhor get to open their gobs as they wish.