Is the so-called "right of freedom of expression" dead as a concept?

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"The Bank of England’s Deputy Governor Ben Broadbent has apologised for “offence caused” by his description of the UK economy as “menopausal” and past its peak."

"Shadow Attorney General Shami Chakrabarti slammed Livingstone for likening Jews escaping Nazis with Nazis themselves."

On Wednesday, John Bercow was heard by some MPs calling Andrea Leadsom, the leader of the House, a “stupid woman”.

"A group of students who reportedly made jokes about rape and used racial slurs have been suspended by the University of Warwick after private Facebook messages came to light. Eleven male students have been suspended after screenshots of alleged racist, antisemitic and misogynistic messages in a Facebook group chat were shared with the prestigious university."


And so on and so on, every day. That's anti-Muslim, anti-gay, anti-semetic, you can't say this, you can't say that, yadda yadda.

Personally I'm tired of this stuff. People can't say anything about anything anymore without someone jumping on their backs trying to mute them and make them feel bad about themselves.

If we aren't allowed to say anything any more, because the people who want to take offence will always rush in to take offence at everything because they can, please tell us and we will simply shut up for ever.


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