- 04-05-2012, 14:52 #81
But sarcasm has just been held to be part of your ECHR enshrined right to freedom of expression. Not that I'll be bringing that up during my PDR to determine if I make Winsor's 10% bottom of cops that should be put on an action plan.
Mr Justice Beatson said there was "a need for politicians to have thicker skins than others".
The judge, sitting in Cardiff, set aside the censure by the Adjudication Panel for Wales.
He said that, although the panel was entitled to conclude that some of Mr Calver's comments breached its code of conduct, Mr Calver held the "trump card" in his freedom of expression.
Public office holders should live with "sarcasm and lampooning" as part of the day-to-day political process, he said.
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- 04-05-2012, 14:54 #82
- 04-05-2012, 14:55 #83
Mouse training for men.
You can take a horse to water, but you can't make it drink. However, you can bl**dy well make it wish it had!
- 04-05-2012, 15:00 #84
- 04-05-2012, 15:01 #85
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- 04-05-2012, 15:05 #87
Lampooning certainly has an element of ambiguity to it...
Do you mean those Judges words like 'space docking' and 'reach around'?
The problem with Internet quotes is that their accuracy can't be trusted - Winston Churchill
- 04-05-2012, 15:06 #88
- 04-05-2012, 15:10 #89
Yes, well it's all jolly nice for the Islington set to 'relate' to the 'poor downtrodden proles' over their lattes when it's ordinary peoples gaff being burned down, but when shit got real?
OH TARQUIL!!!! LOOK DARLING! THEY'RE ATTACKING NICE SOCIALLY AWARE GUARDIANISTA PEOPLE LIKE US!Warning, this post contains some flash photography.
- 04-05-2012, 15:12 #90
"I'd rather be a tired old Has been, than a tired old Never Has Been!!"
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