Tough On Cupcakes, Tough On The Causes Of Cupcakes…

The American lifestyle guru Martha Stewart has joined the radical Islamic preacher Yusuf al-Qaradawi and US rap star Snoop Dogg on the list of high-profile figures to be denied entry to the UK by the Home Office.


In 2004 she was sentenced to five months in prison after being found guilty of lying to investigatorsduring an investigation into whether she and her stockbroker had been involved in insider trading. The UK Border and Immigration Agency released a statement saying the Government “continuesto oppose” entry to the UK for those who have been found guilty of “serious criminal offences abroad”.Lying to government agencies is a federal crime in the United States and could easily be considered a serious enough crime in Britain to warrant exclusion from the country.

Then this is madness, and the UKBA should be told it’s madness…

12 comments for “Tough On Cupcakes, Tough On The Causes Of Cupcakes…

  1. Radders
    August 20, 2011 at 1:03 pm

    Clearly she falls out of the ‘exceptions’ category that not only permits but welcomes the following to the UK;

    – Jamaican yardies
    – Columbian drugs barons
    – Balkans war criminals
    – Rwandan war criminals
    – Zimbabwean torturers
    – Jihadist violent extremists
    – Russian mafia dons
    – Tajikistan / Uzbekistan warlords
    – Mexican slaughterers

    • nisakiman
      August 20, 2011 at 10:06 pm

      Yes, but let’s admit it – “lifestyle guru” is a category that chills the hearts of men. She probably even reads “The Grauniad”, such is the depravity of these people. I don’t blame UKBA for not letting her in. Those guys you list are just, er, businessmen, plying their trade.

      • August 21, 2011 at 7:00 am


  2. LJHills
    August 20, 2011 at 1:28 pm

    I look forward to Tony Blair being found guilty of lying to the people of Britain, parliament and government agencies, and so unable to travel abroad with his expensive tax funded security contingent…except we hold our politicians to much lower standards than professional cooks.

  3. August 20, 2011 at 3:38 pm

    Wonderful title and yes – it is madness.

  4. Robert Edwards
    August 20, 2011 at 4:15 pm

    An interesting comparison can be made with Don King, the electrically-haired US boxing promoter, who seems to be allowed to come and go as he pleases…

    • August 21, 2011 at 7:01 am

      Not aware that he’s been convicted of the terrible crime of ‘lying to the government’ though?

  5. August 20, 2011 at 7:39 pm

    Strange. We don’t let foreign criminals in, and neither do we kick them out.

  6. August 21, 2011 at 5:28 am

    It’s not like the Yanks aren’t just as guilty of this and regularly knock people back for visas over criminal convictions that they’ve well and truly put behind them. I can’t help thinking about AFL footy player Andrew Krakouer, who was unable to join his team’s regular pre-season training camp in Arizona because of an assault conviction and prison term from 3 years ago. On the other hand the team involved is Collingwood, and a lot of people here would say it’d be fair enough if the Yanks kept the whole lot of ’em out. 🙂

    • August 21, 2011 at 7:01 am


  7. Fred Forsythe (not the)
    August 21, 2011 at 9:09 am

    It will be non-approved political bloggers and those that pass on political cynicism in E-Mails next.

    • August 22, 2011 at 5:49 am


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