Back in February, Geert Wilders was detained and then sent home when he attempted to enter the UK, after being invited by Lord Pearson to show Fitna and speak in the House of Lords.
Since then Mr. Wilders has pursued a legal appeal against the British government, and he is determined to be present in person in Britain when his case appears in court. Here’s the latest from Het Vrije Volk, as translated by our Flemish correspondent VH:
Wilders still wants to go to England
PVV leader Geert Wilders has indicated that he will again try to enter England.
The PVV leader said this yesterday after he had been informed that his appeal against the earlier refusal of British authorities to allow access to him will be presented in court in London next July 9. “I per se want to be there myself, to be able to defend myself together with a British lawyer,” Wilders said. In February, after the Dutch government put forth no more than some dutiful charivari, the PVV leader asked the Dutch Prime Minister Jan-Peter Balkenende to make a call to his British colleague Gordon Brown and insist on allowing access to him on July 9, to give him the opportunity to defend himself in the proceedings, together with his British lawyer.
Questions from the Member of Parliament Geert Wilders to the Prime Minister:
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1) Are you familiar with my appeal against the decision of the British Government to deny access to me, which will be held this July 9 in court in London? 2) Do you share my view that I should be able to attend this court session? If not, why not? 3) Are you prepared in the short term to insist that your British colleague Brown to grant access to me on July 9 to allow me the opportunity to defend myself with my British lawyer in these proceedings? If not, why not? 4) Are you prepared to answer these questions before next Tuesday 12.00 o’clock? (May 12)