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Welcome to Britain 2018, Where Jokes Are Now Illegal

Welcome to Britain 2018, Where Jokes Are Now Illegal

I’m referring, of course, to the case of the blogger Markus Meechan – Count Dankula – who has now been convicted by the Scottish courts of the “odious criminal act” of teaching his pug dog to do a Hitler salute.

And, in doing so, they serve both an entertaining low purpose and an edifying higher one.

Oh – and as I’ll explain in this week’s podcast with Brendan O’Neill, and also in the videoed discussion we recorded at Radley College – free speech is free speech.

Two comics – Ricky Gervais and David Baddiel – have spoken out:

https://t.co/FBSl84c8kK — David Baddiel (@Baddiel) March 20, 2018

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