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Friday, April 01, 2022 

UK lawyer persecuted by anti-free speech activists wins appeal over fine

A British lawyer who was fined for pointing out how Islam in Britain is killing free speech has won an appeal:
A lawyer fined £500 ($660) by regulators after saying that “free speech is dying and Islamists and other Muslims are playing a central role” has won an appeal to the Bar Tribunals & Adjudication Service, telling Breitbart the campaign against him was “politically motivated”.

Jon Holbrook, a British barrister who styles himself as a “critic of identity politics” who has been “cancelled for defying the woke”, had tweeted the remark in October 2020 in response to a British Muslim activist demanding that the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo — which lost a number of staff to a radical Islamic terror attack in 2015 after publishing depictions of Islam’s prophet — “must be shut down immediately by French authorities”.

Despite the social media post’s relatively limited reach — 23 retweets, 61 likes, and seven replies, as of the time of publication — the Bar Standards Board (BSB) saw fit to punish Holbrook for exercising his right to free speech, subjecting him to an investigation and imposing the £500 fine as a so-called “administrative sanction”.

“The charges against me were always politically motivated, that’s how the left works,” Holbrook told Breitbart London.

“Whether they’re in unpaid activist groups or salaried regulatory offices, they instinctively seek to ban speech they don’t like. But from now on they’ll have to think twice: political speech should be debated, never silenced,” he continued hopefully.
The problem is that the Conservative party in the UK isn't very dedicated to defending free speech values, and just recently, it was reported a Muslim member of the Tories was accused of statutory homosexual rape:
Conservative MP Imran Ahmad Khan has been accused of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old boy at a party in 2008, a court has heard.

[...] On Wednesday, the court heard that during a 2008 birthday party in Staffordshire, Khan had asked an 18-year-old if he was a “true Scotsman” before lifting his kilt and later allegedly sexually assaulted the teen’s 15-year-old brother.
And the Tories even have a MP who decided to claim he's a woman. With this kind of insanity going on in the UK Conservative party, is it any wonder all these horrors are able to prevail in Britain? Free speech is in danger, yet they permit pervs to prevail in their party itself. As a result, one cannot be shocked at how badly so many society-damaging issues have taken hold in the UK.

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