A leading concert pianist has won the right to publish a harrowing account of extreme sexual abuse at his prep school as Britain’s highest court decisively rejected the idea that fear of causing distress or offence to others should be allowed to limit free speech.
That has really a rather large knock on effect over those offended by microaggressions and on Twitter etc, doesn’t it? Even on the critiquing of certain religions….
They added: “It is difficult to envisage any circumstances in which speech which is not deceptive, threatening or possibly abusive, could give rise to liability in tort for wilful infringement of another’s right to personal safety.”
Hurrah….libel, incitement to violence and that’s yer lot on limiting free speech.