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    Should free speach cover those whose views you find abhorrent or should we just restrict to those that the PC lovies find acceptable?

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    You have a speach impediment?

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    "free speech includes not only the inoffensive but the irritating, the contentious, the eccentric, the heretical, the unwelcome and the provocative provided it does not tend to provoke violence. Freedom only to speak inoffensively is not worth having." -- Lord Justice Sedley, Redmond-Bate v BPP 1999
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheFaQQer View Post
    "free speech includes not only the inoffensive but the irritating, the contentious, the eccentric, the heretical, the unwelcome and the provocative provided it does not tend to provoke violence. Freedom only to speak inoffensively is not worth having." -- Lord Justice Sedley, Redmond-Bate v BPP 1999

    What he said
    It's Deja-vu all over again!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheFaQQer View Post
    "free speech includes not only the inoffensive but the irritating, the contentious, the eccentric, the heretical, the unwelcome and the provocative provided it does not tend to provoke violence. Freedom only to speak inoffensively is not worth having." -- Lord Justice Sedley, Redmond-Bate v BPP 1999

    That's why we let sasguru spout bollox.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Galt View Post
    Should free speach cover those whose views you find abhorrent or should we just restrict to those that the PC lovies find acceptable?

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    No restrictions. Start reining back on people that talk Kobblers and we might as well shut this place down. And then what would the hard-core of resident billy-no-mates muppets do? Molesting squirrels and Passat Polishing?
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    Quote Originally Posted by shaunbhoy View Post
    No restrictions. Start reining back on people that talk Kobblers and we might as well shut this place down.
    You cannot now protest within 1 mile of Parliament or Downing Street

    The muslim with only hooks for hands (I forget his name) is being deported to the USA for "suspicion of terrorism" despite only having advocated violence against non-muslims.
    It's Deja-vu all over again!

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    Quote Originally Posted by KathyWoolfe View Post
    The muslim with only hooks for hands (I forget his name) .
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    Quote Originally Posted by KathyWoolfe View Post
    The muslim with only hooks for hands (I forget his name) is being deported to the USA for "suspicion of terrorism" despite only having advocated violence against non-muslims.

    That's terrible! Can't we just stone him here instead?
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    Quote Originally Posted by shaunbhoy View Post
    No restrictions. Start reining back on people that talk Kobblers and we might as well shut this place down. And then what would the hard-core of resident billy-no-mates muppets do? Molesting squirrels and Passat Polishing?
    I don't think the thread was anything about CUK, more a reference to the Oxford Union debate / non-debate this week.
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