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    shmathews is offline Senior Member
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    Default Too Tough for the UK?

    Interesting article. Tim Larkin was prevented from entering England because he's too dangerous- too highly skilled in self-defense.

    Pull quote: "Larkin’s presence is “not conducive to the public good” and could encourage vigilantism, a Home Office representative declared. MP Cooper added: “I would [like] to thank the member of the public who alerted me to the threat that Mr. Larkin poses.”

    http://www.theblaze.com/stories/mart...nwelcome-here/

    Too strong, too fast, too fit, too hardcore. Too good at teaching innocent people to defend themselves from violence. Crazy.
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    I heard this on the news yesterday. UK is a laughing stock throughout the whole world already, things like this make us even worse. I'm slowly becoming less and less proud to be English.


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    [QUOTE=Yorkshirecomrade;613613]I heard this on the news yesterday. UK is a laughing stock throughout the whole world already, things like this make us even worse. I'm slowly becoming less and less proud to be English.


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    At least you have William Fairbairn as an example. He was a Brit, and developed one of the most effective hand to hand combat systems in modern history. I guess today he would not be allowed in, either.
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    I have no idea what the foreign secretary is thinking. I've known, in my time, victims of violence. All of whom would have benefitted from practical self-defence training.
    Anyway, I'm attending an S.R.S. workshop next weekend. These things are still available if you know where to look.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yAcBdridPXs
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    Amazing. I understand that the UK does not allow its citizens to use firearms for self protection. Now it appears that you cannot even train yourself to such a degree that you become dangerous to gun or knife weilding predatory criminals who are intent on robbing, maiming or killing you. You are not allowed even the chance to survive - because its unfair to criminals who after all only want what you have. Because you know its not their (the criminals) fault. Because at an early age they were not given enoiugh toys or cookies. They are misunderstood and victims of a society that is unfair to them. Poor babies...Dennis

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    Does the UK have sports like MMA and UFC?

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    I guess mr Tim Larkin got some free PR!

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    We do have form of MMA etc but the credibility it gets over here is pretty dam poor. Mainly due to the organisers etc.

    Dennis... Try living here... It's a joke.

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    It's one thing when people get banned, because they are suspected terrorists, have lengthy criminal backgrounds, etc. but when it's used as a form of censorship, then that's government run amok if you ask me. There's other people that have been banned from Britain, who quite frankly I don't agree with, but I would not ban them from entering a country. Almost becomes McCarthy-ism in my view.

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    I heard Scotland Yard uses "greenlist" and "redlist" now, since "blacklist" and "whitelist" could be seen as racial comments and they want to be extra sensitive.

    It sounds to me like they need to import more tough guys, not block their entry.
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