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smegely's Avatar Jump to comment 53 by smegely

the most draconian restrictions on free speech in the UK are the "anti-hate/racism/sexism" laws?

The Left likes to pretend that such restrictions are irrelevant because nobody should hold the opinions they restrict but that really isn't a defensible position.

Just out of interest, who is this Left who are in favour of those anti-hate laws?

Just a quick search found a lovely article by Peter Tatchell in the Guardian from 2007 being worried that new laws being considered to prevent homophobic speech would attack freedom of speech. If Peter Tatchell and the Guardian aren't representative of the UK Left I don't know who is.

Sat, 09 Jul 2011 19:15:43 UTC | #848014