A few weeks ago, I said the following…
Courtesy of BBC:
Two prominent US bloggers have been banned from entering the UK, the Home Office has said.
Pamela Geller and Robert Spencer co-founded anti-Muslim group Stop Islamization of America.
They were due to speak at an English Defence League march in Woolwich, where Drummer Lee Rigby was killed.
A government spokesman said individuals whose presence “is not conducive to the public good” could be excluded by the home secretary.
He added: “We condemn all those whose behaviours and views run counter to our shared values and will not stand for extremism in any form.”
That was back in 2013…
In Ireland we have laws against incitement to hatred. We also have a Constitution which is fairly, fecking ok. The Indian Constitution (1950) was very much influenced by the Irish constitution.
Actions likely to stir up hatred. 2.—(1)It shall be an offence for a person— (a) to publish or distribute written material, (b) to use words, behave or display written material— (i) in any place other than inside a private residence, or (ii) inside a private residence so that the words, behaviour or material are heard or seen by persons outside the residence, or (c) to distribute, show or play a recording of visual images or sounds, if the written material, words, behaviour, visual images or sounds, as the case may be, are threatening, abusive or insulting and are intended or, having regard to all the circumstances, are likely to stir up hatred. (2) (a) In proceedings for an offence under subsection (1), if the accused person is not shown to have intended to stir up hatred, it shall be a defence for him to prove that he was not aware of the content of the material or recording concerned and did not suspect, and had no reason to suspect, that the material or recording was threatening, abusive or insulting. (b) In proceedings for an offence under subsection (1) (b), it shall be a defence for the accused person— (i) to prove that he was inside a private residence at the relevant time and had no reason to believe that the words, behaviour or material concerned would be heard or seen by a person outside the residence, or (ii) if he is not shown to have intended to stir up hatred, to prove that he did not intend the words, behaviour or material concerned to be, and was not aware that they might be, threatening, abusive or insulting. (3) In this section “private residence” means any structure (including a tent, caravan, vehicle, vessel or other temporary or moveable structure) or part of such a structure used as a dwelling but does not include any part not so used or any part in which a public meeting is being held; and in this definition “public meeting” means a meeting at which the public are entitled to be present, on payment or otherwise and as of right or by virtue of an express or implied permission.
Donald Trump and pretty much all of the so-called presidential candidates are guilty of our Hatred Acts.
Scotland has taken up the cause. Yay Scotland!
Courtesy of Raw Story:
The British Parliament could soon review a petition calling for U.S. presidential candidate and former reality TV star Donald Trump to be barred from entering the country on grounds that he has violated the U.K.’s laws against hateful and defamatory speech.
The Independent reported that a petition begun by Suzanne Kelly from Aberdeen, Scotland must gather 100,000 signatures before it can be taken up for debate by the House of Commons.
This is not Kelly’s first run-in with the real estate tycoon. She led a 2013 effort to block Trump’s proposed construction on “the greatest golf course in the world” at Scotland’s historic Menie Estate. Kelly raised serious concerns about the development project’s environmental impact.
I think my country has a legitimate reason to ban Trump from our shores. Have our politicians the balls to do it? I’m not too sure about that. There is that fecking golf course down the country that they will say brings in tourism.
The funny thing about the GOP run for the presidency is that every sane country on the planet can refuse entry to these racists because of their policies.
I have been researching how I can complain about Trump to my government. I’ll let you know how I get on.