|You can read all about this insidious Bill - and Rowan Atkinson's campaign against it - here:|
And for the full transcript of Atkinson's speech to the House of Lords:
I especially liked this part: "The freedom to criticise or ridicule ideas -- even if they are sincerely held beliefs -- is a fundamental freedom and a law which says that you can ridicule ideas as long as they are not religious ideas, is a very odd law indeed. It promotes the idea that there should be a right not to be offended, when I think that the right to offend is far more important than a right not to be offended."
(Edited by Derek McGovern on 11/07, 5:22am)