It raises the practical question: are we allowed to post those opinions through a letterbox?
What, election material stating what the candidate stands for and will do if elected? Yes. Yes, we are.
My partner and I asked the internet, via social media. A small storm ensued, so spicy that my partner deleted her tweet. It was too all-consuming. I’m, however, cracking on. The 2% saying it’s freedom of speech: surely, not when it’s hate speech?
No, 'hate speech' is banned. Obviously. Did you report this?
Lewisham council replied, in effect, that candidates can state whatever opinions they like. Which I get. But really, with zero boundaries?
It appears so!
There’s freedom of speech, and there’s freedom of hate speech, and there has to be some demarcation between the two. It’s the difference between shaking hands and punching.
So, what, exactly, did the candidate say? Call for gay people to be burned at the stake?
"Marriage: I pledge to cut through political correctness and simply state the truth that natural marriage between a man and a woman is the fundamental building block for a successful society, and the safest environment for raising children."
That's it? That doesn't even merit the tem 'controversial', never mind 'hate speech'.