UKIP’s Lord Pearson has faced criticism after hosting Ex-EDL leader Tommy Robinson at Parliament. The peer was filmed with the anti-Islam activist on parliamentary grounds, prompting criticism in the House of Lords.
Ex-UKIP leader Lord Pearson raised the issue of sexual offenders from an Asian background in the House of Lords this week. He asked the House whether or not there was a UK-wide fear of addressing issues within Islam or speaking publicly about them.
“Will the government encourage a national debate about the various interpretations of Islam? Can we talk about Islam without being accused of hate crime?” asked the peer.