Founder of German far-right group Pegida denied entry to UK
[Britain’s all-out war on nationalism and free speech continues as a panicked Teresa May regime tries to throttle criticism on radical Islam and the immigration disaster in the UK. Note the catch all grounds for banning people — “not conducive to the public good.” One wonders how hordes of Third Worlders, many culturally incompatible with British society and many who will be lifetime consumers of the dole (welfare) and lifetime denizens of council flats (public housing), are somehow considered conducive to the public good?]
The Guardian19 March 2018
Pegida’s Lutz Bachmann speaking at a rally in Dresden in 2015.
Pegida’s Lutz Bachmann speaking at a rally in Dresden in 2015. Photograph: Arno Burgi/AFP/Getty Images
The founder of the German far-right group Pegida has been denied entry to the UK and deported, officials have confirmed.
Lutz Bachmann, … , is the fourth foreign figure in the extreme right wing to be turned away at the UK border in the space of a fortnight.
The Home Office said it had stopped the chair of the anti-Islam, anti-immigration group at Stansted airport on Saturday and deported him the next day, adding that his presence in the UK was “not conducive to the public good”.
Pegida said Bachmann’s intention had been to appear at Speakers’ Corner, in central London, to take the place of Martin Sellner, … who was among the far-right activists prevented from entering Britain since 9 March.
Sellner’s partner, Brittany Pettibone, and Lauren Southern were also turned away because their presence was not deemed conducive to the public good.
Tommy Robinson, the former leader of the English Defence League, … gave Sellner’s speech at Speakers’ Corner on Sunday.
A spokesperson for the anti-fascist group Hope Not Hate said the decision to deny entry to Bachmann was unsurprising given his “extreme history” and the deportations of Pettibone, Sellner and Southern.
“Far from being denied a chance to air their views, as they often like to falsely claim, these extremists have abused freedom of speech and social media platforms to spread and push toxic views,” the spokesperson said.
Hope Not Hate highlighted Bachmann’s criminal past (he has previously been convicted of drug possession, assault and burglary) and said he had “made his name as a prominent Islamophobe”. …
Referring to his case, a Home Office spokesman said: “Border Force has the power to refuse entry to an individual if it is considered that his or her presence in the UK is not conducive to the public good.”
The Home Office also confirmed the deportations of Southern, Sellner and Pettibone for the same reason.