When the government ministers or members of the establishment talk about free speech, they don’t mean free speech for plebs like you and me, writes Tom Pride.
As an illustration of this, Justice Secretary Chris Grayling has just announced 2 year jail sentences for anyone found to have been dishing out abuse on social media.
But the law will not apply to tabloid newspapers, who dish out abuse on a regular basis – sometimes with tragic consequences?
If the government thinks dishing out abuse online should result in jail, fair enough. But the laws must also apply to newspaper barons too.
Please read the rest of the article, which includes details of how the Coalition government is rubbing the new rules in our faces, on Pride’s Purge.
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