Wilders to head for London despite ban
Wednesday 11 February 2009
MP Geert Wilders said on Wednesday he would press ahead with plans to visit Britain on Thursday despite an official entry ban by the British government.
'I will get on a plane tomorrow and see what happens,' Wilders told the BBC. 'I will not accept that an elected politician can be refused entry.'
The British peer who invited Wilders to London to show his 15-minute film Fitna says he is shocked by the British government's 'weak' decision to ban the Dutch MP. Malcom Pearson told the BBC that while he does not agree with Wilders' call for the Koran to be banned, he would 'defend his right to say what he has said'.
The aim of the film showing at the British upper house of parliament was to encourage discussion and would go ahead without Wilders, Pearson said.
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