Far-right Dutch MP Geert Wilders wins appeal against exclusion from UK
The Home Office faced a fresh blow tonight as an immigration tribunal overturned its ban on far right Dutch politician Geert Wilders from entering Britain.
Mr Wilders, a highly controversial figure who admits he 'hates Islam' and has described the Koran as a 'fascist book', was barred from the UK earlier this year on ministers' orders as he arrived to show a controversial film at Westminster.
Former Home Secretary Jacqui Smith used her powers under immigration law to exclude him on the grounds that he 'threatened community harmony and therefore public safety.'
But yesterday lawyers acting for Mr Wilders, leader of the Dutch Freedom Party who is facing prosecution in his home country, successfully persuaded the Asylum and Immigration Tribunal in London that Mrs Smith's decision had been flawed, and breached his human rights.
The Home Office said tonight it was 'disappointed' by the ruling but insisted any attempt by Mr Wilders to enter Britain would be treated on a case-by-case basis, and that immigration staff would still have the right to turn him back at a port or airport if they saw fit.
However officials conceded that they were likely to have to let him enter the UK. He is planning to visit London next week
Watch out Jackboots, Michael Savage is also coming after you for defamation of character and banning his entry to the UK at the same time as you banned Geert Wilders, (above), when you frantically drew up your nasty little PC list of undesirables, (undesirable only to Labour, that is).
The Sunlight Centre For Open Politics are also bringing a private prosecution against you and The Daily Mail/Taxpayers Alliance are bringing private prosecutions against your worst-offending troughing colleagues.
So, you see - it doesn't matter how incompetent/useless/in the government's pocket/corrupt, the Police and the CPS are at bringing and following up charges against you - there's no need to worry as these civil charges being brought will stick, so that's all settled! Now, if only you knew a dodgy judge .............