I have a cunning plan
December 7, 2004 12:39 PM Subscribe
Blackadder goes forth.
Criticising religion is a "fundamental freedom of society", a leading international comedian affirmed last night, as he headed a coalition opposing measures to outlaw the incitement of religious hatred.
, the star of Blackadder
, gave an impassioned defence of the right to lampoon religion
as he joined Tory, Lib Dem, and Labour backbenchers, lawyers, and academics opposed to part of the Serious Organised Crime and Police Bill
- which today gets its second reading. There was, he said, a fundamental difference between race - already covered by legislation - and religion. [more inside]
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