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Tag: Britain
  • Twitter Jokes Are “Thought Crime” in the UK

    A British man frustrated with an airport closing vented his frustration by joking about it on Twitter.  Apparently that wasn’t such a great idea given the country’s ridiculous anti-terrorism laws: A week after posting the message on the social networking site, he was arrested under the Terrorism Act and questioned for almost seven hours by …

  • Orwell’s Britain Becoming Ever More Accurate

    Britain is currently in the process of passing a bill — which, given the way parliamentary systems work is guaranteed to be made into law — “that will criminalise politically incorrect jokes, with a maximum punishment of up to seven years’ prison.” Although the upper house of the legislature attempted to add a free speech …