Speech Police: Top Cop Warns Pro-Brexit Politicians Not to ‘Inflame People’s Views’
One of Britain’s top cops has warned prominent pro-Brexit figures to watch their language, claiming that if they fail to do so they could “inflame” an already “incredibly febrile atmosphere”.
>In just the latest example of Britain’s police forces taking to their newly discovered role of the guardians of speech with enthusiasm, a senior officer said of public discussion of Brexit: “This is highly emotive … I think there is a responsibility on those individuals that have a platform, and have a voice, to communicate in a way that is temperate and is not in any way going to inflame people’s views or cause any actions out of there.”
>“I think we are in an incredibly febrile atmosphere. There is a lot of angry talk that you can pick up if you look across social media.”
>National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) boss Martin Hewitt appeared to imply the nation is on the verge of violent disorder with his warning that public figures should “think carefully” before speaking at the same time as other headline-grabbing statements were issues by police, including an announcement that they have prepared a 10,000-man strong rapid reaction force to deal with riots.
Every Region in England & Wales Apart from London Backs No Deal over Remain
Every region in England and Wales apart from London supports leaving the European Union without a deal over Remaining, according to a poll.
>YouGov surveyed 2,098 adults between March 31st and April 1st and found that when asked the question, “If Britain has not agreed a deal by April 12th, what do you think should happen?” a plurality backed leaving on no-deal, World Trade Organization (WTO) terms.
>Broken down by region, 44 per cent of the south of EnglanPost too long. Click here to view the full text.