Freedom of Speech in the UK a Right for All

free-speech-banOften we are told – or at least lead to believe that Freedom of Speech is a universal right for everyone in Britain but is that really so? The short answer to this is “no”.

While we are lead to believe by everyone, including the government most of the time, that Freedom of Speech is a right (for all) the truth is a totally different one. Freedom of Speech has been extended to the people, as a whole, more or less, as a privilege and not a right. It is a right only for the Members of Parliament and that also only, in theory, when they speak “in the House”.

Not so long ago the British Home Secretary (Minister of the Interior) stated publicly that “Freedom of Speech” is not a right but a privilege and could be withdrawn at any time of the government's choosing.

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