posted on Jan, 9 2011 @ 07:55 PM
reply to post by sara123123
He (I'm assuming) didn't say that.
What he said was that our leaders aren't allowed to advocate murder... say, by saying "these are the positions that we want to gun down this year", or
"if the opposition's going to bring a knife, I'm gonna bring a gun."
They can't say that because it's inciting violence, and they'd get prosecuted.
They can still go to war, etc, etc, and britain's history isn't exactly sparkling, I'll give you that, but that particular law is one of the good
In response to your second post, Note that the current government is a fusion of the LIBERAL DEMOCRAT and CONSERVATIVE parties.
So, um, they're not all left. And generally, it's quite easy to tell what's inciting violence... e.g "All good christians should blow up mosques!" is.
"Eastern Europeans are taking British jobs far more than is acceptable" is not.
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(And, like every commonwealth country, we do still have the concept of "justifiable homicide". We also have "reasonable force". So you can kill
someone if it's the only way you could defend yourself against them, although if possible it's better to knock them out. You just have to make a
decent case in the court)
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