US DJ threatens legal action over Jacqui Smith 'banned list'

LONDON - The US right-wing radio presenter Michael Savage has threatened to take legal action over the Home Secretary's decision to name him on a list of 16 people barred from the UK.

Smith... banned list
Smith... banned list

Savage, whose real name is Michael Weiner, is banned from the country for stirring up hatred.

The Home Secretary, Jacqui Smith, named Savage alongside 15 other individuals, including Muslim preachers, skinhead gang leaders and a homophobic preacher.

On Tuesday, Smith said on GMTV that Savage’s views could lead to inter-community hatred, or even violence. Weiner has said Smith’s views and publishing his name on the list are defamatory.