Brittany Pettibone released the paperwork the UK Home Office gave her when they denied her entry in the the UK, and it’s pretty funny.
“To: Brittany Alicia Merced Pettibone
You have asked for leave to enter the United Kingdom as a visitor for 5 day but as you stated in your interview, I have reasons to beleive that you are seeking admission to the United Kingdom to interview Tommy Robinson – a far right leader whose materials and speeches incite racial hatred.
You stated at the interview that you will be filming your boyfriend Martin Sellner speech at speakers corner in London Hyde park. Your boyfriend admitted at the interview to being a co-founder of the Austrian branch of ‘Generation Identity’ which is viewed in the UK as a right wing organization.
Furthermore Your boyfriend have in his possession the Leaflets with scenarios regarding possible violence at his speech.
I believe that your planned activities whilst in the United Kingdom bear a serious threat to the fundamental interests of society and are likely to insight tensions between local communities in the United Kingdom.
You have not sought entry under any other provisions under the immigration rules.
I therefore refuse you leave to enter the United Kingdom.”
This came from an actual government office. They obviously didn’t proofread in the slightest. Or they’re actually that bad at their own language. How much does Home Office hire for diversity, I wonder?
>You have asked for leave to enter the United Kingdom as a visitor for 5 day [s]
>you will be filming your boyfriend Martin Sellner speech [speak] at speakers corner [Speaker’s Corner] in London Hyde park [Park]
>Furthermore, Your [nice random capitalization] boyfriend have [had/has] in his possession the Leaflets [more nice random capitalization] with scenarios regarding possible violence at his speech.
>bear a serious threat to the fundamental interests of society and are likely to insight [you used the correct version of incite in the beginning ffs] tensions
You would think that they would at least re-read their paperwork before submitting it to enforce a controversial decision. Speaker’s Corner is where the speech was going to take place. Orwell described the place as ‘one of the minor wonders of the world’ and noted the diversity of opinions he saw there, even praising the “lunatics” being allowed to speak there. Completely against the spirit of free speech and Speaker’s Corner to deny someone the right to speak there over a disagreement of opinion. Low IQ people who can’t even use English well deciding that people don’t have their free speech rights would have Orwell spinning in his grave.
>”The contents of this notice have been explained to you in English”