The latest word is that Geert Wilders has decided to defy the ban, and travel to the UK tomorrow as planned. Here’s a translation by our expatriate Dutch correspondent H. Numan from Spits Nieuws:
Wilders will go to England
PVV leader Geert Wilders decided to travel tomorrow to the United Kingdom. The member of parliament said so in a statement on Wednesday, a day after the British government denied him access to the country.
Wilders wasn’t sure on Tuesday whether he would confront the British government. However, he made up his mind now. He will take a plane to England and see what happens next. “We’ll see if they slap me in irons,” he had already said on Tuesday.
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Wilders was invited by a member of the House of Lords to show the anti-Koran movie Fitna in the parliament building. According to the British government, because of Wilders’ ideas about Islam and Muslims he constitutes a threat to pubic security and is therefore not welcome. “Great Britain sacrifices its freedom of speech,” said Wilders.