"a unilateral decision in the last week by Hong Kong’s chief executive Carrie Lam to this week ban them."
There's that thing about that: this was possible thanks to a British law, not because of Chinese authoritarianism.
Seriously, the British bitching about what China is doing to HK make me uncomfortable. You guys colonized Honk Kong and kept it for what, 150 years? And yet, it was never a democracy, was it? They never had the rights of mainland British citizens, not even the right to relocate to the UK when it was given back to China.
So blasting China, all good. Forgetting the part you had in creating the current situation, much less so.