I got back in the wee hours of this morning, and am just now getting to the mound of email that accumulated in my absence. Then there are all the other tasks that await me, so I won’t be up to full speed here for a while just yet.
However, here’s a press release that just came in from the Party for Freedom in the Netherlands:
Victory for freedom of speech
Dutch MP Geert Wilders wins case against UK government
Last February Mr. Wilders MP, chairman of the Dutch Freedom Party, was invited by Lord Pearson and Baroness Cox (Members of the House of Lords) to show his movie ‘Fitna’ in the British parliament.
Upon his arrival at Heathrow airport he was denied entry into the United Kingdom by the UK Secretary of State on grounds that his statements and beliefs would threaten community harmony and therefore public security in the UK.
Today the Asylum and Immigration Tribunal ruled that the decision of the Secretary of State was unjust.
Mr. Wilders: “This excellent decision of the Asylum and Immigration Tribunal is a triumph for freedom of speech! Fortunately the British judges are wiser than the UK Government. I will definitely visit the UK soon now”.
“I would like to thank my brilliant barrister Mr Arfan Khan for his great work. Also, I would like to thank the chairman of the Birkenhead Society, Mr A. Pandiya for generously funding my appeal and also my solicitor Mr T. Emezie for his generous support.”
For more information, please contact:
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Gaelle de Graaff
Public Relations Officer
Party for Freedom (PVV)
2513 AA Den Haag
T: +31 (0) 70-318 53 35
F: +31 (0) 70-318 38 36