Dutch MP overturns UK entry ban
Far-right Dutch MP Geert Wilders has won an appeal against a Home Office decision barring his entry to the UK.
The Asylum and Immigration Tribunal ruling overturns a government decision that led to Mr Wilder being turned back at Heathrow in February.
The Freedom Party leader, who has been accused of Islamophobia, planned a UK visit next week, his solicitor said.
The Home Office said it was disappointed, and would decide in "due course" whether to fight the ruling.
A spokesman said: "We are disappointed by the court's decision. The government opposes extremism in all its forms.
"The decision to refuse Wilders admission was taken on the basis that his presence could have inflamed tensions between our communities and have led to inter-faith violence. We still maintain this view."
BBC home affairs correspondent Danny Shaw said that a further appeal by the Home Office or a new ban on different grounds were possible.
The Home Office will need Court of Appeal permission to keep the travel ban in place pending any appeal.
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