This weekend’s events in London highlighted a new crackdown on right-wing personalities and free speech in the United Kingdom, as Tommy Robinson delivered the banned Martin Sellner speech in Speaker’s Corner.
A few weeks back, journalists Lauren Southern and Brittany Pettibone also found themselves on the business end of the state’s multiculturalism censorship sword.
But have you heard of Rafał Ziemkiewicz?
Ziemkiewicz — a conservative who has written for the left-wing Newsweek, the mainstream Wprost, and even worked for the Republican Party in the United States — was obviously the UK government’s testing ground for their increasingly authoritarian crackdown on free speech.
After a campaign led by Muslim MP Rupa Huq — who has suggested Britain could apologise for creating Israel, has complained that popular British sitcoms are “Islamophobic”, and who has described President Trump as a “hate figure” — it became clear Ziemkiewicz could not visit the UK. His crimes according to Huq? Arguing that somepeople with Jewish backgrounds — like George Soros, who has admitted it — played a part in the Holocaust, alongside criticising the UK government for its deferential approach to Islam.
I don’t know Ziemkiewicz. But I do know that keeping people out of the country to placate the Guardian newspaper and a far-left Labour MP who wishes Israel was never created is pushing us towards the thickest end of the wedge.