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(not satire – it’s the UK today!)

When government ministers or members of the establishment talk about free speech, they don’t mean free speech for plebs like you and me.

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.

What we are seeing now is a concerted effort by the establishment to shut down the free speech of plebs like you and me – with threats of jail – while at the same time allowing tabloid newspaper owners to abuse anyone they want at will.

And as if to rub it in our faces – Grayling announced the new attacks on our freedom of speech in an exclusive interview with the Daily Mail.


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Daily Mail journalist busted posing as Muslim extremist to stir up hatred

Murdoch attacks BBC when his own press abused a dead schoolgirl and her whole family?

Daily Mail fail – newspaper uses false photo in Kenya shopping centre article

Photo of Mark Duggan at daughter’s funeral cropped to paint him as a gangster

Daily Mail admits it was wrong about immigration (and hopes nobody will notice)

How Daily Mail editor Paul Dacre’s father avoided the front-line in WW2

Daily Mail story about sunrises being shown on big screens in Beijing was made up

Child abuse scandal can of worms – just who is Daily Mail reporter David Rose?

This is what you get when you dare to question a tabloid journalist in the UK


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