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Home Office Bans

Asked if the Prime Minister supported the decision to ban an American shock jock from entering the country, the PMS said that this was a decision taken by the Government and announced by the Home Secretary.

Asked what this particular shock jock had done that meant he was banned, the PMS said that the rationale for this choice had been set out by the Home Office. We would not get into commenting on individuals but there was a clear distinction between reasonable, moderate debate and statements or actions that deliberately set out to create tensions and cause division within society. In terms of specific details it was best to speak to Home Office.

Asked if this particular person was chosen because he was non-Muslim, the PMS said no; these were decisions that were taken in relation to individuals on the basis of evidence that the Home Office looked at.

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