As we reported earlier, Canadian journalist Lauren Southern was detained for several hours when she attempted to enter Great Britain and ultimately banned for her political beliefs.
Fox News reported:
Canadian right-wing journalist and activist Lauren Southern was barred from entering the United Kingdom on Monday, purportedly over a poster she distributed about Islam in February — making her the latest international right-wing figure to be denied entry to the U.K. after criticizing the religion.
The U.K. Home Office confirmed to Fox News that Southern was refused entry to the U.K. at the border in Calais, France on the grounds that her entry was not “conducive to the public good.”
“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,” a Home Office spokesman said in a statement. The spokesman did not offer specifics as to why her entry was refused.
Southern, speaking to Fox News from France, said that she was to visit friends in the U.K., including Tommy Robinson — the controversial founder of the right-wing English Defense League who is also known for his fiery criticism of Islam.
“They asked me if I’m a Christian extremist, asked me how I feel about running over people with cars,” she said. “They asked me about Tommy Robinson, asked how I would describe myself politically, asked me how I would describe nationalism.”
“[This kind of event] could be marking the end of conservative speech in the U.K. or the beginning of an era of serious censorship,” she added.
Southern later spoke to Robinson about her ordeal:
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