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Britain Poised To Muzzle ‘Extremist’ Speech

 

 

 

 

” In Britain, if you have extreme views on anything from Western democracy to women’s role in public life, you might soon require a license from the government before you can speak in public. Seriously.

  Nearly 350 years after us Brits abolished the licensing of the press, whereby every publisher had to get the blessing of the government before he could press and promote his ideas, a new system of licensing is being proposed. And it’s one which, incredibly, is even more tyrannical than yesteryear’s press licensing since it would extend to individuals, too, potentially forbidding ordinary citizens from opening their gobs in public without officialdom’s say-so.

  It’s the brainchild of Theresa May, the Home Secretary in David Cameron’s government. May wants to introduceextremism disruption orders, which, yes, are as terrifyingly authoritarian as they sound.”

 

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Extremists To Have Facebook And Twitter Vetted By Anti-Terror Police

 

 

 

 

 

 

” Extremists will have to get posts on Facebook and Twitter approved in advance by the police under sweeping rules planned by the Conservatives.

  They will also be barred from speaking at public events if they represent a threat to “the functioning of democracy”, under the new Extremist Disruption Orders.

  Theresa May, the Home Secretary, will lay out plans to allow judges to ban people from broadcasting or protesting in certain places, as well as associating with specific people.

  The plans — to be brought in if the Conservatives win the election in May — are part of a wide-ranging set of rules to strengthen the Government’s counter-terrorism strategy.

  The announcement at the annual party conference in Birmingham will come as the Conservatives position themselves as the party toughest on the terror threat.”

 

 

   Paging George Orwell … Who’s extremist and who gets to decide ? This is not a winning strategy for a liberty-loving party to advance … Read more at the Telegraph