Tag: free speech

Spectacularly Inappropriate Timing, PlodFed!

Victims of crime are suffering a poorer service because of police budget cuts, a survey of detectives indicates. Not only do the results published on Monday highlight the continuing pressure officers are under, they show that detectives believe victims and…

Have They Thought This Through?

Being Greens, the answer is almost certainly ‘Not really’… Coun Duncan, pictured right, has been stripped of his two deputy chairman roles in licensing committees and is set to be formally censured at the next full council meeting on Thursday,…

They Can Call It ‘The Stephen Fry Amendment’…

Michael Danby on Australian politics: In 1995, during Paul Keating’s prime ministership, section 18C was introduced into the Racial Discrimination Act. For 11 years under John Howard, this effective protection against hate speech remained untouched. Now, however, Senator Brandis has…

You’re ‘Offended’, Eh…?

A pub has apologised after a “misguided” advertising campaign that seemed to condone rape. And you won’t believe how… The Hobgoblin pub in London Road had put up posters in the pub and online advertising its “Festive Frape” promotion.Customers were…

Censorship is [REDACTED]

The gay marriage debate rumbles and grumbles on, and while I’m not on the side of those who want to continue to use the state’s monopoly on force to maintain their preferred definition in law I have just as big…

Offence seeking déjà vu

Do you remember the end of 2010? I do. My very last blog post of the year was titled “Last effort for the Offence Seeking Twat of the Year Award” and was about the Top Gear Christmas special outraging literally…

You Will Follow The Party Line Or Else!

A city councillor could be censured by Labour Party colleagues after backing the restoration of the death penalty. For having an opinion that differs from the party line? How very Soviet… … party officials said they were concerned that she…