As you may know, hate-radio host Micheal "Weiner" Savage has been placed on a list of people banned from entering the UK, along with terrorists and white supremacists. Now he plans on suing the U.K. government for defamation. Oh, the irony! The Problem is, this isn't the United States and when a hate-radio zealot truly defames people, like Savage does on a daily basis, is against U.K. law.
From the BBC:
A US radio talk show host says he will sue the British government for defamation after being placed on a list of people banned from entering the UK.
Conservative political commentator Michael Savage, real name Michael Alan Weiner, is one of 22 people barred for fostering extremism or hate.
He has described the Islamic holy book the Koran as "a book of hate" and questioned cases of autism.
Mr Weiner said he opposed violence and objected to being linked to murderers.
He told his radio audience that he was intending to sue British Home secretary Jacqui Smith, who he described as the "lunatic ... Home Secretary of England".
"To link me up with skinheads who are killing people in Russia, to put me in league with Hamas murderers who kill people on buses is defamation," he said.
In an article posted on his website, he said he did not advocate violence but "traditional values".
He wrote: "What does that say about the government of England? It says more about them than it says about me."
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