Results are out! Find what you need...fast. Get quick advice or join the chat
Hey there Sign in to join this conversationNew here? Join for free

Bye Bye Free Speech?

Announcements Posted on
    • Thread Starter
    • 0 followers
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotlan...-west-18454800

    Basically a girl was banned by her council for taking photo's of her school dinner and basically writing about them and how she felt about them.

    Now the council have banned her from talking about them. I for one thing this is a blatant violation of free speech within this country, what right does a council have to stop a girl from simply writing a blog about how she feels. There is nothing remotely offensive about her reviews and I think this is a step too far. Where will this end next? No more blogging about the state of the school system because the local council don't want to be criticised? No wonder this country is circling the drain, what absolute ****e!
    • 0 followers
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    Let us be clear, the idea that we have freedom of speech in this country is a fallacy.

    You DO NOT have the right to say what you want when you want.

    Should this girl have been banned from taking photos? of course not.
    • 8 followers
    Online

    ReputationRep:
    I'd like to see them waste their time on enforcing a ban on me talking about how bad their food is.
    • 0 followers
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    Not many people value freedom of speech here. It doesnt exist here anyway.

    Look at muambas abuser, racist tram lady and the guy who spoke out against British troops. All of them got in varying degrees of trouble and more worring than that, a lot of people think they should get harsh punishments for what they did.

    What will happen if she violates this ban by the way?
    • 13 followers
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by muddywaters51)
    What will happen if she violates this ban by the way?
    She'd get sent home from school probably. Or just have her camera confiscated.

    But the council overturned the decision anyway. I think they realised the negative press they got from the poor quality food pales in comparison to the negative press they got from banning taking pictures of it.
    • 1 follower
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    My first thoughts were: what 9 year old has a camera/cameraphone that they would take to school?

    The point isn't free speech, it is taking pictures in a school. You need permissions for it.
    • 68 followers
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    That 2/10 'meal'... damn.
    • 0 followers
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    It's been overturned.
    • 2 followers
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    Oh, the irony of people having an entirely unrestrained, angry and hyperbolic discussion about how their country has no free speech. An oldie, but a real classic.
    • 16 followers
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Chumbaniya)
    Oh, the irony of people having an entirely unrestrained, angry and hyperbolic discussion about how their country has no free speech. An oldie, but a real classic.
    You keep talking like that and I'll report you to the internet censor police!
    • Thread Starter
    • 0 followers
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    Yeah, I wrote a letter to the council basically stating that I think their behavouir was disgraceful. As did thousands of others making the ban overturned, whatever **** thumbed me down is a ****. Fact of the matter is that people made the Government overturn their attempts to limit free speech and we must continue on this path. Why thumb me down I have no idea.

Reply

Submit reply

Register

Thanks for posting! You just need to create an account in order to submit the post
  1. this can't be left blank
    that username has been taken, please choose another Forgotten your password?
  2. this can't be left blank
    this email is already registered. Forgotten your password?
  3. this can't be left blank

    6 characters or longer with both numbers and letters is safer

  4. this can't be left empty
    your full birthday is required
  1. By joining you agree to our Ts and Cs, privacy policy and site rules

  2. Slide to join now Processing…

Updated: June 15, 2012
New on TSR

'Stalking pages' have changed!

Find other uni applicants with University Connect

Article updates
Useful resources
Reputation gems:
You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.