Victory in the war on woke: Judges’ landmark ruling in case of mother who called trans woman ‘he’ on Twitter means freedom of speech DOES includes the ‘right to offend’

  • Two judges have ruled that free speech encompasses offensive language 
  • Lord Justice Bean and Mr Justice Warby presiding over case in Court of Appeal
  • Ruling came in successful appeal decided last week in favour of Kate Scottow
  • Feminist prosecuted for calling a transgender woman a man and ‘pig in a wig’ 
  • She had been found guilty under the 2003 Communications Act this year 

Judges have insisted that freedom of speech includes the ‘right to offend’ in a landmark ruling which could help to turn the tide on ‘woke’ intolerance after a feminist who called a transgender woman a ‘pig in a wig’ and a ‘man’ was cleared.

Presiding over a case in the Court of Appeal, Lord Justice Bean and Mr Justice Warby said: ‘Freedom only to speak inoffensively is not worth having.’

They added that ‘free speech encompasses the right to offend, and indeed to abuse another’. The judgment from two senior members of the judiciary will set a precedent for future cases involving freedom of speech.  Via – Daily Mail

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