By Beverley Rouse, THE UK Independent

Sixteen people banned from entering the UK were “named and shamed” by the Home Office today.

Home Secretary Jacqui Smith said she decided to make public the names of 16 people banned since October so others could better understand what sort of behaviour Britain was not prepared to tolerate.

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The list includes hate preachers, anti-gay protesters and a far- right US talk show host Michael Savage.