Speaking honestly

Tonight I managed to avoid three wankers speak complete drivel they didn’t believe on some kind of gameshow in an attempt to sell double glazing, or something.  Instead I drank beer.

Despite tonight’s political Call My Bluff, there was a victory of truth today, and that was Simon Singh’s success against the British Chiropractic Association, who dropped their frivolous case against Mr Singh.  The BCA raised the libel case, in what many see as an attempt to stifle reasonable criticism, for an article Mr Singh wrote in the Guardian in 2008, where he raised concerns about claims made by chiropractors, claims without any solid scientific evidence.

However, despite the success, our libel laws still sit there, ready to be used to stifle criticism and freedom of speech.

Read Ben Goldacre’s excellent article on the Singh case here.

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