Britain Extends Ban on Radio Host Michael Savage

Wednesday, 25 May 2011 11:53 AM

By Andra Varin

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Britain has a message for Michael Savage: You’re still not welcome here.

The conservative radio host was first put on a list of people not allowed to enter the United Kingdom in 2009. Savage was banned as a “hate promoter” whose views were considered likely to incite violence.

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Savage's attorneys have received word from the British government that the ban is still in effect, and he must wait until December to reapply for entry.

“Your client has not provided any evidence to show that he did not commit the unacceptable behaviour" that prompted the "decision to exclude him, nor has your client provided any acceptable evidence to show his repudiation of those unacceptable behaviours,” a representative of the United Kingdom's treasury solicitor said in a letter to Savage’s British attorney, according to World Net Daily.

However, official government correspondence indicates that Savage is on the list mainly to provide "balance" because of the number of Islamic extremists included.

Savage said it was ridiculous for President Barack Obama, on a state visit to Britain, to be talking with British Prime Minister David Cameron about promoting democracy in the Arab world.

"How about democracy in the U.K.?" asked Savage. "The freedom to a trial? The freedom of appeal? The freedom to set the record straight?

Savage tells Newsmax: "First, if I am guilty of a thought crime so is everyone who reads your column. Second, when has speech become illegal? Third, I was never allowed to defend my name and reputation. Fourth, liberals used to say [quoting French philosopher Voltaire], 'While I may disagree with what you say I will defend to the death your right to say it.'"But now that 'progressives' have stolen liberalism, freedom of speech is dead for independents?"

The San Francisco-based Savage, known for his fiery right-wing views, is one of 22 people who have been banned from entering Britain since October, when the government concluded that they were agents of extremism and intolerance.

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