In 2014, China forced New York Times reporter Austin Ramzy out of the country. This appears to have come from the fact that the New York Time published articles that were critical of the Chinese government in a highly sensitive area aka corruption.
For the British government, one its’ biggest embarrassments are sex abuse rings that mostly involve a bunch of people who immigrated from Pakistan abusing a bunch of girls and authorities covering it up. This is a big problem for the government as their political correctness as a lot of the perpetrators where Muslims’ it goes against the message that Theresa May want’s people to believe about the religion.
How do you a democracy to act to journalists who trigger sensitive issues? Do you expect them to give clear answers? Or do you expect them to ban them from the country? In a functioning democracy, you would expect the government to try to solve the underlining issue and give clear answers on why it failed to do so before but this is the United Kingdom we are talking about, a country where protecting people’s feelings matters more than improving the country.
Lauren Southern is a Canadian journalist who is critical of Islam, so when she tried to enter the UK, she was stopped at the broader for “racism” aka handing out pamphlet’s saying that “Allah is gay”. Which is strange as Islam is not a race and might show the home office as being a bunch of homophobes.
Just like Austin in China, Lauren Southern triggered sensitive issues for a government. The British government then decided to copy China by deporting people that brought up a sensitive issue, aka the United Kingdom is copying the actions of a dictatorship which should bring into question about how democratic the government really is. Once you start oppressing journalists, everyone should get worried about what the government will do next.