Free speech – the gloves are off – The Times

Posted June 1st, 2010 in news by sally

“In the 1960s, when I began to practise law, there was no positive right to free speech in English law. Free speech was a strong British political value, but as a matter of English law it was merely the space left by the criminal and civil law — official secrecy, fair trials, contract, confidentiality, copyright, defamation and the rest.”

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The Times, 30th May 2010