Monday, 22 December 2008

Possible Introduction Of Censorship?

Courtesy of Guido Fawkes, I came across the following story.

Bridget Prentice, Justice Minister, has stated the government will publish in the New Year a consultation document on defamation and the internet. Well Bridget baby, you publish what you like, enact what law you like; but on this, as with ID cards, I can but quote a well-known phrase - Go Whistle!

I fail to see that, for instance, pointing out this government appears to comprise a collection of 'amateurs' with very little 'working' experience in the fields within which they attempt to legislate, is libelous.  Likewise, to point out that politicians, in general, do not tell their electorates the truth, fail to discuss matters that are embarrassing to their Party, mislead readers of newspapers, remove or restrict peoples freedoms without any mandate so to do is in any way libel.

But hey, who am I to complain - after all, I am only one of the many who's taxes pay politician's salaries, expense accounts, second homes, wreaths to lay on the Cenotaph, etc etc etc.

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