As a followup to a a previous story here on Blogging Blue, where I noted conservative talk radio personality Michael Savage had been banned from entering the United Kingdom, that ban has now been lifted:
Radio talker Michael Savage told WND he was “stunned” by the quick decision by incoming United Kingdom Home Secretary Alan Johnson to scrap his predecessor’s list of people banned from Britain – a list that included Savage along with Islamic hate preachers and terrorists.
Savage had sued outgoing Home Secretary Jacqui Smith for libel for listing him, along with 15 others, as “least wanted” visitors in the country. Meanwhile, Smith’s successor, Alan Johnson, called the move a terrible blunder and told the London Daily Mail he would scrap the policy of maintaining such enemies lists.
While I dislike most of what comes out of Michael Savage’s mouth, he certainly has a right to say what’s on his mind, and so I’m glad he’ll no longer be banned from entering the United Kingdom simply for speaking his mind.