Tuesday, May 05, 2009

"It's a privilege to come"

To those who protest the Hong Kong government whenever they bar people from abroad to come to Hong Kong to air their views. Please proceed also to the British Consulate on Justice Drive to do the same... hor hor hor

Home Secretary Jacqui Smith said she decided to make public the names of 16 people banned since October so others could better understand what sort of behaviour Britain was not prepared to tolerate.

The list includes hate preachers, anti-gay protesters and a far- right US talk show host.

"I think it's important that people understand the sorts of values and sorts of standards that we have here, the fact that it's a privilege to come and the sort of things that mean you won't be welcome in this country," Ms Smith told GMTV.

"Coming to this country is a privilege. If you can't live by the rules that we live by, the standards and the values that we live by, we should exclude you from this country and, what's more, now we will make public those people that we have excluded.

"We are publishing the names of 16 of those that we have excluded since October. We are telling people who they are and why it is we don't want them in this country."

She said the number of people excluded from Britain had risen from an average of two a month to five a month since October. (The Independent)


  1. If HK Officials have such thoughts, HK must be better than now la

  2. 在當事人同意的情況下,公開被拒入境者的身分和被拒入境的原因,這樣高度透明的政策,實在值得嘉許.至少被拒入境者,和邀請他們來的當地居民可以了解詳細情況,以便更有條理的進行申訴.