Tuesday, January 15, 2013

A Free Speech Victory in the UK

It will now once again be legal to insult people and animals in the UK. 

(Yes, I am actually writing those words. It was illegal to insult people and animals for a time in the Old Country.)

This is a victory for free speech.

It is, of course, crazy that the impetus to striking down a section of the Public Order Act that forbid insults was some poor sap calling a police horse "gay".

So, to summarize:

Her Majesty's citizenry are hereby free to call horses gay, to say "woof" to a dog (who knew this was an insult) and to otherwise offend and insult her fellow subjects.

The world is crazy.

But this is sensible.

Yay Britain.