The far-Right group the English Defence League plans a demonstration to welcome Mr Wilders to Britain. A UK[Independece Party] source said: “That is what horrifies me more than anything else. Bring protective clothing.”
Anyhow — I’d invite Canadian “conservatives” to read the following.
A couple of times.
I know. They still won’t “get” it. But you can’t fault me for trying:
Although he faces 16 months in prison if convicted, the trial represents a political goldmine for Mr Wilders and helps to explain his recent rise in opinion polls.
If he is convicted he will paint himself as martyr to political correctness; if he is acquitted he will claim vindication.
The trial has been suspended until after the election.
Inadvertently, Britain also did much to boost his standing in February last year by banning him from entering the country as an “undesirable person”, citing EU laws enabling member states to exclude someone whose presence could threaten public security. Mr Wilders loudly condemned Gordon Brown as “the biggest coward in Europe” and some 84 per cent of Dutch voters objected to the way that Mr Wilders had been ejected by Britain.
Some polls suggest that after the June elections Mr Wilders may lead the biggest single parliamentary party, raising the prospect that a former fringe provincial politician with extreme views and peculiar hair could end up leading the country.