A letter from Talk Radio Networks’ Michael Savage’s attorney to former British Home Secretary Jacqui Smith has been sent, demanding an apology or a defamation suit will be filed against both her and the UK Government. The deadline is 9/1.
On May 5, 2009, the UK Home Secretary, Jacqui Smith, published a list of 16 individuals that would be banned from entering the UK. Michael Savage was included on that list, which contained names of radical Muslim clerics, convicted criminals and Russian skinheads. Savage is also demanding the allegations be retracted from the government’s website.
RBR/TVBR spoke to Dr. Savage, who also told us the plot has thickened: “Through a freedom of information request we discovered that the Prime Minister, Gordon Brown, personally ordered that my name be put on this list of murderers and terrorists! His own staff stated ‘There is no evidence that Savage caused violence.’ And, ‘By adding Savage this would balance the list.’ In order to appease Muslim terrorists and their supporters they chose an American radio host because of his Conservative views, and his race! Where are my friends in the U.S. media?”
More from Savage’s letter: “3. We write in respect of the press release (“the Press Release”) issued by the Home Office (including on its website) on 5 May 2009 in which it was stated that our client has been banned from entry to the United Kingdom. In a letter from the Treasury Solicitor, acting for the Home Office, to this firm dated 29 May 2009 (when you were still Home Secretary and presumably approved the letter), a copy of which we also enclose, it was stated that you “personally” made the decision to publish the Press Release. Accordingly, our client will hold you personally (as well as the Home Office) responsible in law for its contents.
4. The Press Release contained statements that are false and defamatory of our client. Please treat this letter as a letter of claim under the Pre-action Protocol for defamation….
The Press Release was also published and continues to be published on the Home Office website (in both the news and press release sections) and on the UK Border Agency website.”