On Deporting Piers Morgan: But We Don’t Want Him Back!

The British have responded to a petition calling for the deportation from the United States of CNN host Piers Morgan with one of their own: “Stop Piers Morgan from being deported back to the UK from America.”

The counter-petition, addressed to Theresa May, Home Secretary, is a direct response to the 70,000 Americans who have signed a petition calling for Mr. Morgan to be deported from the United States because of his strong gun-control views. The UK petition, posted on change.org reads as follows: “We got rid of him [Piers Morgan] once and why should we have to suffer again. The Americans wanted him, so they should put up with him. We washed our hands of him a long time ago.”

When it comes to the question of violent crime, the British are fairly smug. Why? Because, well, there’s less of it in Britain than in America. Bunch of cowboys over there, right?

Wrong. Per the Daily Mail:

Britain’s violent crime record is worse than any other country in the European union, it has been revealed. Official crime figures show the UK also has a worse rate for all types of violence than the U.S. and even South Africa – widely considered one of the world’s most dangerous countries. The Tories said Labour had presided over a decade of spiraling violence.

In the decade following the party’s election in 1997, the number of recorded violent attacks soared by 77 per cent to 1.158million – or more than two every minute. According to the Mail, Britons suffer 1,158,957 violent crimes per year, which works out at 2,034 per 100,000 residents. By contrast the number in notoriously violent South Africa is 1,609 per 100,000. The U.S., meanwhile, has a rate of 466 crimes per 100,000 residents, which is lower than France’s, at 504; Finland’s, at 738; Sweden’s, at 1123; and Canada’s at 935.

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  1. Taxed Enough Already Dude says:

    Brits who got rid of him don’t want him back… Australia hasn’t weighed in on this.

    He could move to Montana and raise a crop of dental floss…with Frank Z.

  2. deowll says:

    The Brits had to put up with this bleep for 40 yrs. That should be enough torture.

    He doesn’t bother me. I never watch him and wouldn’t know he existed if others didn’t keep bringing him up.

    As a BO worshiper I doubt if BO will kick him out anyway.

  3. he 2nd amendment does not trump the first. it is totalitarian in nature to deport someone for saying something that ya disagree with. funny how the people who run their idiot mouths about the constitution 24/7 often want to line item the 1st amendment, the part before the comma in the 2nd, and repeal the entire 13th. also, to talk of changing gun regulation is not the same as talk of repealing the 2nd amendment. only in a fools world where everything is binary is this the case.

    • Taxed Enough Already Dude says:

      Its freedom of speech to contradict ourselves…true freedom of speech means no one arbiter of what is permissible.

      I don’t watch cnn, or piers…more signed the petition than watch him in the usa…now that is saying something free…

      Canada might welcome him…but then again, maybe not…

  4. Glenn E. says:

    How many Americas are there hosting or presenting on Tv, in Great Britain or Australia? Probably zero! I don’t understand why so many Brit/Aussies get plum Tv jobs here. Except that it’s likely thru Rupert Murdock’s evil influence. Now we’ve got this new Brit/Aussie wonder, Trisha Goddard. Who’s barely got more than a primary and girl’s grammar school education. And she’s been handed a Tv career like she’s the next Oprah. So why has ABC-Universal signed her up for another American Tv talk (freak) show? How is anyone who’s been divorced twice, an expert on advising other people’s about their problems?

    I say deport all the non-film actor UK/AU talking frauds. We don’t need them giving us their opinion of what’s wrong with America. If they don’t like it, why are they even living here? And there are plenty of out-of-work Americans, who are better educated, and more experienced in American life, who should quality for these presenter slots. Before always filling them with these imported Murdock kiss-ups.

    • spsffan says:

      Oh! There’s nothing like an Australian accent to make my skin crawl. They seem to have taken over the infomercials these days, as if those weren’t bad enough before!

      Actual Englishmen, particularly with the old standard BBC inflection are fine and a joy to listen to, but those who sound like David Beckman should stay home.

  5. James says:

    I’m no fan of Piers Morgan, but the intolerance coming up over this issue is incredible especially from US citizens whom I’ve always thought valued their freedom of speech. I’m starting to realize that the majority of people that say they want freedom, in fact don’t. Listen to No Agenda – its apparent that all of the crazy rules added and freedoms lost is what the majority of people want for their own safety. People also generally believe that guns can be use to protect. It sounds reasonable and I used to belive that too but take a look at statistics over the years. People will disagree with statistics and say that many of the so-called facts are made up by the political left, but look around at every other country in the world. The rest of the world can learn a lot from the U.S., but not around this issue. Look at news from any source outside of the States and you will see that most of the world is scratching their head over this right that the majority of Americans want to hang on to so preciously.

    • Dallas says:

      Fortunately we are a country of laws and not mob rule. That the Sheeple are hypocrites has always been the case. Your observation is accurate

      • pedro says:

        Good to see you admit your hypocrite nature, sheeple!

      • Sea Lawyer says:

        Not much of a country of laws when the laws are constantly being reinterpreted to find “new” meaning in them.

        • Dallas says:

          The laws need to keep up with the times too.

          In Tennessee, a law exists which prohibits the sale of bologna on Sunday. I think this should change to all seven days.

          • pedro says:

            There should be a law were all pregnant women should take a dna test of their offsrping. If homosexuality is found in that test, the fetus should be used for stem cell research.

          • Dallas says:

            Aborted if gay? Oh ok .

            I might be offended if it was someone. Yawn

          • pedro says:

            Clinging just on the negative. Aren’t you happy you would be helping science?

          • Sea Lawyer says:

            Changing statutes through a legislative process is different than just reimagining what is the meaning of exists laws.

    • deegee says:

      I don’t think that when the constitution was written they meant that freedom of speech includes going ballistic, frothing at the mouth, and calling a person an idiot to their face.
      Piers should at least apologize for his unprofessionalism.
      He is a hack, not a journalist or host.
      If I were an advertiser on that network I would pull my ads.

      • deowll says:

        Actually it is pretty well documented that the people who wrote the Constitution had done exactly that to each other rather frequently in the past and at the convention. Many of the points discussed where extremely contentious.

        The good book says something along the lines of even a fool may be thought wise if he will only keep his mouth shut. The founding fathers recognized the importance of freedom of speech and public debate in allowing people to sort out the good from the bad and make choices.

        However slander, liable, and flat out telling lies was something they would not have put up with nor would they have approved of those who sought to hide the truth from the public at least as a matter of public principal.

  6. sargasso_c says:

    Very interesting stats on violent crime in the UK.

  7. Holdfast says:

    For years Piers Morgan, or Moron, has been famous for opening his mouth without seeming to think and saying stupid things. Very few people here were sad when he took himself across the Pond. Perhaps he will feel happier there?

    Nothing changes – or does it? He still opens his mouth without seeming to think. That bit hasn’t changed. Then the change – he says something sensible! No wonder those who consider themselves your masters are angry with him…

  8. Arthur Fallowfield says:

    The Daily Mail! Oh Dear, Oh Lord, Oh Blimey! A newspaper well known for twisting statistics to show that Britain’s going to hell in a handbasket and blaming it on the Labour Party. How were the figures compiled for each country, and what is the local definition of violent crime? Without that information you can ‘prove’ anything. Seriously folks, if you believe the Daily Mail, you deserve to have Piers Morgan sleeping in your bathtub.

  9. Glenn E. says:

    From the time the USA wrote its Declaration of Independence. There was a deliberate move to distance itself from all things, indicative of it’s former ruler. Namely the British royal crown. And the American language reflects that move, when many of the spellings were changed or simplified. So you no long see Catalogue, Colour, or Shoppe. But instead, Catalog, Color, and Shop. But over the last few decades, this stuff has been leaking back into American culture. Not just a bunch of British know-it-all news presenters, talk show hosts, and talent contest judges. But even one of the US Space Shuttles, was named “Endeavour” (instead of “Endeavor”), apparently after a line of old royal navy ships. As far as I know, England never had anything to do with funding the Space Shuttle program. So why give US spacecraft names like Endeavour and Challenger? And Columbia had been used before, with Apollo 11 (named after Jules Verne’s Columbiad cannon shell spacecraft). Why repeat?

    I remember being foolish enough, at one time, to believe US tax payers were getting value for their money. And signed some stupid petition to get NASA to name the first Space Shuttle the “Enterprise”. Not knowing that it was only a aerodynamic test model. That would never actually go into space. And the rest of the series were given the usual foreign and mythical names, having little to do with American history or culture. Seemed like a deliberate slap in the US taxpayers’ face.

    NASA better knock that sh*t off in the future. Or they’re won’t be any more sweet US funding for their space toys.