2010-03-27

Abolish Libel Laws

I was listening to Marcus Brigstocke on the Now Show and he mentioned the Libel Reform campaign. I'd like to see the libel laws abolished, never mind reformed. As far as I can see they're a way for rich people to prevent freedom of speech. The veracity of people's writing isn't something the state should become the arbiter of. We've seen how counter-productive that is with the holocaust denial laws on the continent.



Anyway, even though I'd prefer it to be abolished, reform is a step in the right direction, so I've signed the petition.

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