(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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