(not satire – it’s the UK today!)
The vote in parliament about press regulation tomorrow is not about freedom of speech or press freedom.
It’s about the right of exactly four billionaire press barons – most of whom don’t even reside or pay taxes in the UK – to freely lie and play fast and loose with the truth about whoever and whatever they want.
These four people – all friends of David Cameron – think they are entitled to strongly influence political decisions made in a country most of them avoid paying their tax to.
After all – if these four people were all that bothered about freedom of speech – how come all four of them were so keen to propose limiting the free speech of billions of Twitter and social media users over the McAlpine affair?
Could that be because with the advent of social media – the plebs now have at our disposal a powerful tool to bite them back on their over-privileged arses with?
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