Plutothedog Wrote:
Apr 04, 2013 3:58 AM
That MP would still be protected. Despite this article's contentions to the contrary, the UK's never had really strong free speech protections, their libel laws are extremely limiting on speech, and truth has never been an absolute defense to all claims. Lord Castleraugh was protected then, as he would be today, because he made the comment in Parliament, where statements enjoy absolute immunity ( as they do in certain settings in court). Mr. Doherty is either ill-informed or being wilfully misleading about free speech in the UK.