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Just Like The Greens, UKIP Try To Shut Down Free Speech

by | 15th, May 2014

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THE METRO heralded the arrival of “the tweet police”, the anti-free speech brigade who nick you for saying nasty things (but only if the target is a popular one ). The story went that the twitter cops had called on Green Party member Michael Abberton. He had mocked up a UKIP poster on Twitter. He was “fact checking” UKIP’s ten-point party policy.

UKIP c ouncillor offended. (So much for the stiff-upper lip.) They contacted the police. And the police, in their wisdom, laced up their heavy boots and went over to have a word with the tweeter.

Abberton was unimpressed, noting: Is it not a matter for concern that a political party would seek to silence dissent and debate in such a manner?

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