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Free speech under threat as advertising company "agrees" to remove UKIP poster watch


    This is not a free speech issue I think. This is highly offensive to EU migrants and also migrants in general. How would you feel waking up every day, having just moved here from France or some other EU country, and seeing that every morning.

    Whilst there is a debate to be had about immigration, we can do it without this kind of message.

    Also, I have copied the below from the article:

    "Just got an ad company to take down a UKIP poster where we live. After mass emails and calls from community".

    So, the community in general had a problem with the message as well.

    More like freedom for hate speech than free speech.

    Awwwww poor little UKIP

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    Awwwww poor little UKIP
    They are having a hard time adjusting to a world where they will receive actual criticism, as opposed to a total media blackout on the reality of their 'party' and the ghastly Farage.

    I'm sorry, but you've addressed a rant at "lefties" on this site blaming them for the removal of a poster:

    1) They haven't heard of
    2) Hasn't been taken down

    ??? Care to explain
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    Too many american films have formed the popular opinion that we have a system of free speech here in the UK. Nothing enshrined by law actually, the only right to free speech we have comes from being in the EU, and I think it should stay that way. The UKIP, I've heard, wants to leave the EU, thereby negating any right to free speech. :lol:

    Whilst I'm happy for the UKIP to gain popularity and undermine the conservative vote, I'd rather it was done without them getting a seat and actually becoming a real political party or anything silly.

    Not heard about this one so maybe someone can explain it to me.

    Who has removed the poster?

    Is it a private company, responding to the views of the market?

    Or has David Cameron's government ordered it to be removed?
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