Every little dipstick in this country behaves as if he had dictatorial powers. West Australian Premier Mark McGowan is just another example of how leftoids try to police free speech. McGowan is trying to shut down debate by banning Milo….
The businessman who is bringing British commentator Milo Yiannopoulos to Australia next month says West Australian Premier Mark McGowan’s move to ban the right-wing provocateur from using government buildings is “laughable” and a blow for freedom of speech.
Mr McGowan told The Australian yesterday that Yiannopoulos was not welcome because his views could stir up racial tensions. He also accused Yiannopoulos of being a “defender of paedophiles”.
Penthouse publisher Damien Costas, who is organising the five-city speaking tour, rejected claims that Yiannopoulos was a Nazi sympathiser. “Milo is a gay Jew who is married to a black man, so calling him a Nazi is a little silly.”
Yiannopoulos was linked to neo-Nazis when a video showed him singing karaoke while a group of white supremacists cheered him with the Nazi salute. He said he did not see the Nazi salutes because of his myopia.
Mr McGowan yesterday stood by the ban. “I won’t support Mr Yiannopoulos stirring up racial tensions with his provocative views.”