Popular YouTuber and ex-Rebel Media employee, Lauren Southern was arrested in Calais, France by an anti-terrorist police unit on Friday and was held by Border Force officials after being released about 3 days later on Sunday. The Home Office stated that they refused entry from her, because her visit “was not conducive to the public good”. The reason stated by said authority is very wage and should have not been used.
Similarly, a few days prior to the detention of Lauren, another conservative female YouTuber, Brittany Pettibone and his boyfriend, Martin Sellner, leader of the New Right Identitarian Movement of Austria, were also detained by British police. The pair were also refused entry at the London Luton airport on Friday and were shortly detained by officials.
The Home Office could not specify a reason why these three individuals had been refused from entry to the United Kingdom.
For them the aim of the tip was to meet and talk about recent issues and have also scheduled an interview with Tommy Robinson. Tommy Robinson is for many a controversial figure and could be mainly defined by his past collaborations with Rebel Media and Infowars, and gained huge popularity after the 2017 Westminster attack (London). On the date of the Westminster attack the Scottish Parliament had a debate scheduled with the aim of discussing a possible second Scottish Referendum. The session of the Scottish Parliament was suspended because of the said terrorist attack in London. (source: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/03/22/scottish-msps-vote-second-referendum-nicola-sturgeon-urged-delay/)
Lauren Southern is fine and unharmed, although it is likely that she will be refused from entry to the territory of European Union in the not-so-distant future.
On whether most of the mentioned individuals should be considered right-wing or just conservative anybody could have a long debate, however most articles and media pieces are stating that they are representing the political right.
Southern has taken a photo of the document which was handed to her.
According to her, she was arrested based on the Terrorist Act for committing “blasphemy”. Blasphemy is the action or offence of speaking sacrilegiously about God or sacred things; profane talk.
Lauren Southern claimed the she has received an offiical notice of refusal of entry after, prior to her recent visit, what the officials claim to be a “distribution of racist materials” (the poster on the right) in February in Luton (UK), which the official document said “represents a threat to the fundamental interests of society and to the public policy of the United Kingdom.”
After that it seems that Tommy Robinson decided to travel to Calais to interview her.
Similarly, in a quite interesting way, a few days ago David Icke, an author and public speaker holding alternative views of the world and politics, had also issues with a British anti-terrorist police unit and some local government officials after the said groups contacted the venue (Athena Theatre) in Leicester which he was in contract with with the aim of holding an event, most likely a show which would have consisted of a series of presentations by David Icke. The popular author became quite disliked by some state authorities because of his anti-Zionist (Not anti-Jewish) views and alternative viewpoints on the world and politics. He was most enraged by the fact that all of this happened in his very own hometown.
By the looks of it all these actions claimed to be taken by ant-terrorism forces in the UK seem concerning, because it seems that they have constant very up-to-date knowledge on what these popular influencers are doing.