Desperate to find offence at every turn, eager to suppress any utterance that deviates from their conformist views, these are the warriors of the 'You Can't Say That' brigade.
The great 19th-century liberal philosopher John Stuart Mill warned against 'the tyranny of prevailing opinion', but that is exactly what we are now sliding towards in early 21st-century Britain.
Just how bad has it become?
Attacks on the Press are not the only weapon in the arsenal of the
State. In recent years, the Government has acquired a host of new powers
to crack down on free speech, including the 2003 Communications Act,
and the 2006 Racial and Religious Hatred Act, which makes it an offence
to use 'threatening words or behaviour' to stir up hatred.
estimated that more people are now jailed or arrested in Britain for
what they think, believe or say than at any time since the 18th century.
"This is Progress, comrade! BadThink and those who utter it must be destroyed!"