The Guardian today on David Cameron’s new ‘counter-terrosim’ bill:
They would include a ban on broadcasting and a requirement to submit to the police in advance any proposed publication on the web and social media or in print…”
Glenn Greenwald today supplying the prescient answer (while discussing Steven Harper):
“As I’ve argued many times…all applications of hate speech laws are inherently tyrannical, dangerous and wrong, and it’s truly mystifying (and scary) that people convince themselves that their judgment is so unerring and their beliefs so sacrosant that it should be illegal to question or dissent from them. But independent of that, what we see here again is the utter foolishness of endorsing such laws on pragmatic grounds : they will inevitably be used against not just the ideas you hate but the ones you like, and when that happens, if you cheered when such laws were used to suppress the ideas you hate, then you will have no valid ground to object.”
No more needs to be added.