5 May 2009

Banning people from the UK

People should only be prevented from travelling to the UK if there is strong reason to believe that they will commit a crime in the country.

In some of the comments above the assumption is, it seems, that as Britain is our country, we (i.e. Jacqui Smith) can decide on a whim who can enter and who can’t. However, with every exclusion there is another side: the British citizen who invited the would-be guest has his or her rights to invite foreigners to his/her home taken away totally arbitrarily.

More often than not, though, the exclusion has nothing to do with public safety and everything to do with government spin and propaganda.

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