Monthly Archives: November 2012

The freedom to post pictures of burning poppies

Kent Police force has posted this press release:

Man due to be interviewed in connection with Facebook posting

A man is due to be interviewed by police this morning following reports that a picture of a burning poppy had been posted on a social media website.

Officers were contacted at around 4pm yesterday, Sunday, 11 November 2012 and alerted to the picture, which was reportedly accompanied by an offensive comment.

Following an investigation by Kent Police a 19-year-old, Canterbury man was arrested on suspicion of an offence under the malicious communications act. He is currently in custody.

Posted on: 11 November 2012

More than a million British soliders gave their lives in World Wars I and II to preserve a free nation.

I do not believe the free nation they had in mind was one in which you can be arrested for posting a picture of a burning poppy.

Classic rock for Fundamentalists, 7: Joni Mitchell

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Classic rock for Fundamentalists, 6: Phil Collins

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Classic rock for Fundamentalists, 5: Judas Priest

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Classic rock for Fundamentalists, 4: AC/DC

I know Richard’s been waiting for this one …

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Classic rock for Fundamentalists, 3: Chris Rea

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Classic rock for Fundamentalists, 2: Black Sabbath

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Classic rock for Fundamentalists, 1: Meat Loaf

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