Friday, 24 July 2009

We need a new hate speech law

There are so many initiatives underay to ban or restrict free speech these days that it's getting hard to keep track of them all. The latest is a suggestion that using a Nazi analogy in relation to Israel should be made a criminal offence.

Those pushing for these thought crimes to be created are the enemies of Britain, Europe and western civilisation. They represent a far greater threat to our freedoms than the mythical Al Qaeda.

My proposal is that all existing laws restricting free speech be done away with, and a single all-encompassing law put in their place : It is illegal to call for restrictions on free speech. Anyone doing so will be sent to prison for fifty years. We could call it the "(Ironic) Incitement to Hatred Against Freedom Act."

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