"Malicious Communications Act 1988" - An Act to make provision for the punishment of persons who send or deliver letters or other articles for the purpose of causing distress or anxiety.
Guess the average Briton would sulk in fear upon hearing American Rap Music. According to what I take from the "Malicious Communications Act," this was seemingly enacted to protect individual citizens from unsolicited harassment, which makes sense.
Similar to today's Kate Middleton injunction, the British and their European buddies apparently spin laws so as to protect politicians, royalty and the military. How is this effectively different than Saudi Arabian and laws?
History shows that all nations, no matter their political pursusions, are likely at some point to come under tyrannical and brutish rule. That's a hard fact. How does the British propose citizens rally support for an insurrection, if one is warranted, against tyrannical governments if comments such as this are banned? Like the article states, if everyone else think such a comment is asinine, then it ends there. If Libyans didn't discuss how they felt about Gaddafi and his regime, there couldn't have been an uprising. British high society would likly suggest a respectfull letter written to the tyrannical regime stating concerns. And if they ignore, disincline, or worse?
Well, at least no one beats the British in histrionics when evidence of genocides are uncovered. Got to give them that!