Sunday, October 18, 2009

Oh, For Heaven's Sake

Police have received a complaint about an article written by newspaper columnist Jan Moir concerning the death of Boyzone singer Stephen Gately, Scotland Yard said.

This is taking things too far. By all means let people complain to the PCC that Moir's column breached sections 1, 5 and 12 of its code of practice and by all means let them cause the PCC website to crash under the weight of their not unreasonably angry traffic.

But complaining to the police about Jan Moir's wingnut column is just plain silly. The day the plod crack down on opinions is the day that another inch of liberty is taken away from us.


Blogger Merseymike said...

Didn't think that homophobia would be of very great concern to you somehow....the question is whether it broke laws on incitement of hatred. I'm not sure it did. But since when have you been a defender of 'liberty'?

10/23/2009 5:01 AM  
Blogger Red Maria said...

Ahem, Merseymike, honoured reader etc etc, (draws self up to full height of 5'2") any example of bigotry is of concern to me and to be condemned. In this case, it was Jan Moir's unpleasant column about Stephen Gately. An injury to one is an injury to all.

Me and liberty - oh, I dunno, read the archives - we have a close relationship, though :-)

10/23/2009 5:40 PM  

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