33: The Case For A UK Free Speech Act

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Matthew Lesh of the Adam Smith Institute on why the Government should introduce a United Kingdom Free Speech Act modelled on the First Amendment of the USA. Existing laws, as applied, Matthew argues, have created categories of “speech crimes” for offensive but otherwise benign political speech. There is mounting evidence that existing law is capable of being applied, and is actually applied, in an overbroad fashion which was not contemplated by its drafters. e.g. the treatment of Darren Grimes in June of this year.
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