Christopher Hitchens noted the deterioration in England back in 2007, and things have not improved. Going back a little further, to the days of the Cartoon Riots, we note Wretchard’s excellent piece on the perils of appeasement.
And here we are again today. The media and the police in England have joined forces to suppress free speech in the wake of the horrific slaughter of that soldier the other day. We suppose they’re afraid of the soccer hooligans acting up, though evidence for that is scarce. So they’re going after tweets of all things. This can’t end well.
Why stop with free speech? The logic of this appeasement ends in burning books and shuttering museums. Time to get a head start.