Too little, too late for Government

THIS week the Government has, for the first time, released the names of some of the people barred from entering the UK for fostering extremism or hatred. But why has this information only been released now? The UK has been able to ban people who promote

THIS week the Government has, for the first time, released the names of some of the people barred from entering the UK for fostering extremism or hatred.

But why has this information only been released now?

The UK has been able to ban people who promote hatred, terrorist violence or serious criminal activity since

2005. It smacks of a last ditch attempt at trying to increase popularity for a hopelessly floundering PM, but it's perhaps a little action far too late to save this ailing Government.

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