Freedom of speech is the most fundamental of all rights, it is what millions of people over the centuries have fought for, any many, particularly in the last two world wars, have lost their lives for. Yet in this country, this great freedom has been steadily eroded over the last 10-20 years along with other basic civil rights. Citizens of the UK now do not have freedom of speech anymore.The Racial and Religious Hatred Act 2006 being the biggest offender.
Threats of violence can never be tolerated, but other than this people should be free to say what they wish, with impunity regardless of whether what they say is distasteful or disagreeable. After all we are dealing with contemporary thought and who is to say who is right and who is wrong. Point being not the government or the courts.
In this country people have been charged, prosecuted and imprisoned for things that they have said that have no been threats of violence. Prosecuted for merely expressing an opinion. This is fascism!
I suggest that a bill be enacted enshrining peoples right to freedom of speech, free from political correctness and government interference.