Free speech campaign on Public Order Act and insults

Free speech campaigners are calling on the government to change a law which bans "insulting words and behaviour" claiming the Public Order Act is over-used.

It has led to people being put in a cell for barking at a dog and calling a horse gay. Adam Fleming lets the four-letter words flow, and spoke to Keith Porteous Wood from the National Secular Society.

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