Speech is Either Free or Not. No Half-Measures.

This short speech by the brilliantly talented comedian Rowan Atkinson is well worth 10 minutes of everyone's time:

 

 

Section 5 is a monstrous law that repeals a significant swathe of our basic rights on the UK. People are getting criminal records for saying hateful and nasty things on social network sites. I'm sorry, but let them. Fight hateful speech with more speech. If you 'clamp down' on people's rights to say nasty things, you have committed an infinitely worse crime than they ever could.

 

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