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crackerjack
11-11-2010, 04:47 PM
Actual straight-up unequivocal hell-in-a-handcart legal insanity (http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2010/nov/11/twitter-joke-trial-appeal-verdict).

With chapter 2 about to play out here (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-birmingham-11736154).

droid
11-11-2010, 05:15 PM
Actual straight-up unequivocal hell-in-a-handcart legal insanity (http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2010/nov/11/twitter-joke-trial-appeal-verdict).

With chapter 2 about to play out here (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-birmingham-11736154).

the first one is ridiculous alright. The second one seems to be on a more solid foundation legally speaking as it was directed against an individual and could be seen as a personal threat.

crackerjack
11-11-2010, 05:37 PM
the first one is ridiculous alright. The second one seems to be on a more solid foundation legally speaking as it was directed against an individual and could be seen as a personal threat.

As I understand, it was made in the context of a response to a radio interview in which YAB said people in the west had no right to criticise stoning in Muslim countries cos it's not their culture. It wasn't just some random threat plucked out of nowhere.

droid
11-11-2010, 05:47 PM
As I understand, it was made in the context of a response to a radio interview in which YAB said people in the west had no right to criticise stoning in Muslim countries cos it's not their culture. It wasn't just some random threat plucked out of nowhere.

Yeah, but he's a Tory. ;)

crackerjack
11-11-2010, 05:56 PM
Yeah, but he's a Tory. ;)

I can't compete with that. Thread win.

Mr. Tea
11-11-2010, 06:01 PM
Yeah, but he's a Tory. ;)

So you can't criticise him, it's just his culture. :cool: