(Not satire – it’s the law!)
As I’ve said before, words are important. Really important. But is it only me that thinks we shouldn’t go to jail for them?
When I was a nipper, many years ago, I visited London with my dad and my brother and he took us to Speaker’s Corner.
“Britain’s one of the only countries in the world you can stand up and say what you like without fear of breaking the law,” he told us.
Well, OK, he may not have been entirely right about that but you get my point.
As most people have heard, last month, a man called Barry Thew was jailed for a total of eight months for wearing a home-made T-shirt containing an offensive anti-police sentiment in the immediate aftermath of the tragic deaths of PCs Fiona Bone and Nicola Hughes.
He was found guilty of “displaying writing…
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