Call to ban far-right Hungarian Jobbik party leader Gabor Vona from entering the UK

January 24, 2014 at 6:04 pm / by

Today I co-signed the following letter, being sent to Home Secretary Theresa May MP and the press, on the subject of the leader of Hungarian far-right party Jobbik.

Dear Home Secretary,

You will be aware that Gábor Vona, the leader of Jobbik intends to speak at a meeting in Camden – London on Sunday 26th January

We strongly believe in the preservation of our most basic human rights, not least that of Freedom of Speech. However with rights come responsibilities and we must work as a community to protect against the politics of hate and incitement.

This weekend we mark Holocaust Memorial Day, a period of history which to all our shame saw hate destroy hope. We are therefore calling on you to ban Gabor Vona, the leader of the racist and antisemitic extremist party Jobbik, from entering the UK as his politics of hate are simply not welcome here.


Glenda Jackson – Labour MP for Hampstead and Kilburn
Councillor Tulip Siddiq – Labour Parliamentary Candidate for Hampstead and Kilburn
Bonnie Greer OBE – Playwright
Amy Lamé – Broadcaster and Human Rights Activist
Melissa Benn – Journalist and Writer
Neil Nerva – Jewish Labour Movement
Dr Richard Stone OBE – Panel member of Stephen Lawrence Inquiry
Baroness Glenys Thornton