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Samizdata quote of the day

“You don’t have to support the campaign to reform Section 5. But one day, your teasing dig in a colleague’s leaving card will be taken the wrong way; or your mobile phone comment will be misheard by passers-by in a crowded street; and then they will come for you.”

Victoria Coren, over at the Guardian. Her article refers to comments made about the American actress, Lucy Liu. (Time for a gratuitous link to the lovely lass, Ed).

5 comments to Samizdata quote of the day

  • Alisa

    I’ve just watched that, Brian – tour de force indeed. He has a bit of a blind spot on Obama, but that’s understandable.

  • Or maybe he doesn’t but reckons his audience does.

    As you don’t need telling, but as others might, the Atkinson argument makes a nonsense of everything Obama said about that anti-Muslim video.

  • Alisa

    Yep. In any case, I like him now even more than I did before.

  • Paul Marks

    It had to happen sometime….

    I AGREE with something in the Guardian.

    Not the attack on the show (which is O.K.) – but the freedom of speech point.

    It also shows that the “be careful what you say” thing that we tell each other in modern Britain, is pointless.

    It is pointless because if what this lady said in her article broke the law (and it, most likely, did) then any form of speech can break the law in Britain.

    The law is clearly an ass – so we should ignore it, and say anything we wish to say.

    “You will not say that when they drag you off to prison”.

    Yes I will.