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Minister 'delighted' to confirm decision to ban Blanc

A Home Office Minister says she is "delighted" that Home Secretary Theresa May has banned controversial 'pick-up artist' Julien Blanc from UK shores.

Crime Prevention Minister Lynne Featherstone had lobbied Ms May to deny Blanc a visa, amid an online campaign which attracted the support of more than 150,000 people.

Confirming the decision today, she said:

Julien Blanc's presence in the UK could have led to an increase in sexual violence and harassment.

I am delighted that Mr Blanc won't be coming to our shores.

– Lynne Featherstone, Crime Prevention Minister

Blanc had already been forced to leave Australia early, and a similar petition to ban him from Canada was signed by almost 75,000 people.

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