“Any society that’s serious about liberty has to defend the free flow of ugly words, even ugly sentiments,”pontificated a Guardian editorial within hours of the attack despite the paper’s editor, Alan Rusbridger, recently endorsing statutory state regulation of the UK press during the Leveson Enquiry. Now Nick Clegg tweets (in French, no less) his “attachement à la liberté d’expression”. Ed Miliband also banging on about “freedom of speech”. Three years ago both of them sought to implement state regulation of the press in this country.
But first prize for freedom of speech BS goes to French President Francois Hollande who claimed that free speech is a right “guaranteed and protected by the Republic” M Le President conveniently forgetting that Hara Kiri Hebdo was banned by the French government in 1970 for taking the piss out of Charles de Gaulle – the magazine changed its name to Charlie Hebdo in order to continue publishing.
All of these windbags believe the same thing that Islamic terrorists do – that ideas they disagree with should be suppressed. And claiming otherwise makes them hypocritical cunts.
Nominated by: John Milius’ Gun Cabinet