Thursday, December 15, 2005

How free speech was quietly abolished in the UK

First, they arrest a woman for reciting the
names of British troops killed in Iraq in an
otherwise peaceful protest near the Cenotaph.
Maya Evans, who had fallen foul of a clause in
the Serious and Organised Crime and Police Act,
was duly convicted last week, given a conditional
discharge and left with a criminal record.

Then, an author taking part in a broadcast
discussion about gay adoptions was telephoned by
a policewoman and informed that her name had been
noted following a complaint that she had made a
"homophobic" remark on air. Lynette Burrows had
offered her opinion that two homosexual men
should not be allowed to adopt a boy, which is a
view with which you may agree or disagree, but
does not warrant a call from the local

Next will bloggers soon be required to register
with the local constabulary and anything radical
posted will be punished?

You do see what's coming, don't you.

Full article.

Via whatreally happened