It seems par for the course that ‘banning’ him has led to more publicity for him, his views and his film, than he otherwise might have achieved in the UK.
It’s somewhat funny that he came here in November and there was no fuss at all.
It also seems par for the course that a number of people have commented on the film without having seen it. Keith Vaz, for example, who amply demonstrates in this Newsnight debate that he is an illiberal, self-satisfied idiot.
There are people who are saying we should ban Wilders because he is offensive. Wrong! We should only ban him if it is necessary and proportionate. HeadofLegal sets out why he thinks the ban is unlawful: part one, part two, and a podcast with Charon QC.
No doubt the pending legal action by Wilders will gain him even more publicity.
(I haven’t seen Fitna but then I haven’t commented on it.)