Saturday, October 21, 2006

Free Speech for Leftist Abuse in Britain

We read:

"Ken Livingstone, the London mayor, won his High Court appeal yesterday against a finding that he had breached his authority's code of conduct by likening a Jewish reporter to a Nazi concentration camp guard....

Mr Justice Collins said that the mayor had been "indulging in offensive abuse of a journalist". But, "surprising as it may perhaps appear to some, the right of freedom of speech does extend to abuse". It was important, he added, that any individual "knows that he can say what he likes, provided it is not unlawful".


Free speech for abuse in Britain! A novel idea indeed! If a conservative had insulted a Jew there would have been hell to pay. "Red Ken" Livingstone is an extreme Leftist.

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