“Freedom of Speech Wanes in Britain”
Whereas feeling offended becomes something of a positive right. Multiculturalism 1, Liberty, 0.
Bonus perversion: legal precedent has now been set for criminal incarceration based on the purported feelings of a message’s receiver / “target”. Raising the question, how long before the legal move is made from prosecutions based on ostensible malice of intent on the part of the author / utterer to prosecutions based on “the author / utterer should have known how his words might be taken” to “reasonable people largely agree that this sounds offensive” to “READER POLL”?
And what mechanism is available to account for potential malice or opportunism on the part of the (supposedly) offended?
I won’t bore you yet again with how this all works. But don’t say I haven’t been warning you.