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    Default How is this proportional and fair?

    We have a veteran of a nasty conflict retaliating to this horrible crime:

    BBC News - Man guilty of burning poppies at Armistice Day protest (50 quid fine)

    ""The two-minute chanting, when others were observing a silence, followed by a burning of the symbol of remembrance was a calculated and deliberate insult to the dead and those who mourn or remember them."

    Falklands vet , puts a pigs head outside a mosque and gets 4 months....

    BBC News - Pig's head at Cheltenham mosque: Simon Parkes jailed

    I'm as left as they come and am scratching my head here.... Despite him looking pretty rough, he's a veteran whos put his own life on the line for our country and beliefs....

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    There's been a noticeable encroachment on freedom of expression recently.

    We've seen it with the Twitter jail sentences.

    I'm going to blame the Tories.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scoobos View Post
    We have a veteran of a nasty conflict retaliating to this horrible crime:

    BBC News - Man guilty of burning poppies at Armistice Day protest (50 quid fine)

    ""The two-minute chanting, when others were observing a silence, followed by a burning of the symbol of remembrance was a calculated and deliberate insult to the dead and those who mourn or remember them."

    Falklands vet , puts a pigs head outside a mosque and gets 4 months....

    BBC News - Pig's head at Cheltenham mosque: Simon Parkes jailed

    I'm as left as they come and am scratching my head here.... Despite him looking pretty rough, he's a veteran whos put his own life on the line for our country and beliefs....
    You may be of the left but you have not, as yet, been subsumed by the Collective. That's why you're scratching your head.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scoobos View Post
    We have a veteran of a nasty conflict retaliating to this horrible crime:

    BBC News - Man guilty of burning poppies at Armistice Day protest (50 quid fine)

    ""The two-minute chanting, when others were observing a silence, followed by a burning of the symbol of remembrance was a calculated and deliberate insult to the dead and those who mourn or remember them."

    Falklands vet , puts a pigs head outside a mosque and gets 4 months....

    BBC News - Pig's head at Cheltenham mosque: Simon Parkes jailed

    I'm as left as they come and am scratching my head here.... Despite him looking pretty rough, he's a veteran whos put his own life on the line for our country and beliefs....
    Yep, all a bit skewed.
    And what exactly is wrong with an "ad hominem" argument? Dodgy Agent, 16-5-2014

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robinho View Post
    I'm going to blame the Tories.
    Don't, blame the do-gooders and liberals who are afraid to say boo to a muslim for fear of being judged intolerant, and who likewise clobber anyone who does dare.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robinho View Post
    There's been a noticeable encroachment on freedom of expression recently.

    We've seen it with the Twitter jail sentences.

    I'm going to blame the Tories.
    Is criminal damage freedom of expression?
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    Quote Originally Posted by speling bee View Post
    Is criminal damage freedom of expression?
    No, and that looks to me to be the only obvious difference between those two varieties of confused individual.
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    Quote Originally Posted by speling bee View Post
    Is criminal damage freedom of expression?
    What was criminally damaged?

    I didn't read the articles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robinho View Post
    What was criminally damaged?

    I didn't read the articles.
    The bloke who put the pig's head in the mosque also sprayed graffiti around the place.
    And what exactly is wrong with an "ad hominem" argument? Dodgy Agent, 16-5-2014

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mich the Tester View Post
    The bloke who put the pig's head in the mosque also sprayed graffiti around the place.
    Ok, then yes, that is a criminal offense.

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