U.K.: We Didn't Talk To U.S. Gov't Before Banning Savage
July 2, 2009 at 4:49 AM (PT)
NEWSMAX.COM is reporting that the British government is saying that it never consulted with the OBAMA administration before putting TALK RADIO NETWORK host MICHAEL SAVAGE on the Home Secretary's list of people barred from the U.K., although it has since discussed the issue with American officials.
Addressing a question from a Conservative MP, Home Office Minister of State PHIL WOOLAS said, "The Home Office did not consult the U.S. administration about the creation of the list of foreign nationals who are excluded from the UNITED KINGDOM on unacceptable behavior grounds, which included U.S. citizen, MICHAEL SAVAGE. However, following publication of the list, Home Office and FCO officials have discussed the Government's policy on exclusion with American officials." Some conservative critics speculated that SAVAGE's exclusion was based on his lawsuit against Department of Homeland Security Secretary JANET NAPOLITANO over a report discussing the possibility of "right-wing extremists" attacking military veterans.
SAVAGE sued former Home Secretary JACQUI SMITH, who resigned on JUNE 5th, for libel in JUNE.