Have you heard of Steven Anderson?
I know I hadn’t until the other day.
Our Glorious Minister for Justice has apparently banned Mr Anderson from entering the country, using a law for the first time since it was introduced twenty years ago.
So what has Anderson done to be accorded such an historic privilege? Well, apparently nothing. It’s not what he has done but what he may say that worries our Minister. Forget freedom of speech – we are well into the realm of freedom of thought.
It seems that Anderson has a reputation for anti-LGBTQWERTY rhetoric? So fucking what? He hates Gays. So do a lot of people but that is entirely beside the point. Personally, from reading about him I have no time for him or his prehistoric beliefs. He’s a bit of a cunt but that is all beside the point. What is to the point is that having heard about him and the banning order I took a bit of an interest, which is something I would hardly have done if I hadn’t heard about him. Thank you Minister for the publicity.
The point is that if he came he probably would have had an audience of a couple of hundred people. Now that he has hit the headlines he has an audience of thousands, or any multiple thereof. And any one of those new readers are free to look up Anderson on YouTube and listen to his bilge.
The Mister has obviously not heard of the Interweb? Or maybe he has and maybe he just wanted to give Anderson some free publicity?
Nice one, Minister.