A Bill to protect freedom of speech and reform the libel laws is to be introduced into Parliament, it was announced in the Queen’s Speech. It is understood that the Bill is likely to be published on Friday. The reform, announced in a brief mention in the Queen’s Speech, was welcomed by campaigners. Read more … Read more Fantastic News for UK Libel reform
Robert Fisk highlights in today’s Independent, the quite frankly appalling human rights abuses that appears to be culturally endemic in the middle east. We might indeed have folks around us who are racist, but culturally we do not generally tolerate it, but instead denounce such lunatics. What Mr Fisk highlights is something quite different, a … Read more There is an appalling degree of Racism in middle eastern culture
This might on the surface appear to be yet more criticism of Islam, but it’s not. Instead it is a rant against some lunatics who appear to be masquerading as administrators at the London Metropolitan University. The Daily Mail reports … London university considers stopping sale of ‘immoral’ alcohol on campus because it offends their Muslim … Read more London Metropolitan University – Wants to ban alcohol for reasons of cultural sensitivity
This one truly takes the biscuit … sitting smack bang in the middle of the careers advertisements within Today’s UK Guardian is an advert for a “Torturer”, starting on £16,000 to £21,000 a year. (This is the point at which you insert your completely gob smacked stunned silence) … the ad in question reads … The government of a Middle … Read more Middle Eastern state ad in Guardian today: Torturer, salary £16,000 – £21,000 … seriously!!
Sitting at the end of Dublin’s southbound Luas line, running north off St Stephens Green towards Trinity, you will find that mecca for all Irish shoppers … Grafton Street. If you have ever played the Irish version of Monopoly, the one with Dublin streets, then you should recognize the name, for this is the street … Read more The Grafton Street rebellion
The Libel Reform Campaign welcomes the Government’s commitment to a Defamation Bill but current proposals do not yet address the extensive problems of libel bullying and the chill on public debate. The Ministry of Justice has published a statement in response to the report of the Joint Scrutiny Committee on the Draft Defamation Bill last year. … Read more UK Libel Reform News: Latest UK Government proposal is not a solution … we are not there yet.