Friday 27 April 2018

Only third in the Nanny State league? Go sit on naughty step

Utopian vision: Jim Daly TD wants to ban under-14s having access to the internet on their phones
Utopian vision: Jim Daly TD wants to ban under-14s having access to the internet on their phones
Ian O'Doherty

Ian O'Doherty

Well, that was a week of it, that's for sure.

It started off with the row over our Government voting for Saudi Arabia to be placed on the UN Commission on the Status of Women (let's be honest, we know they did), then veered into a bizarre blasphemy case involving Stephen Fry, which was then dropped for reasons which are as sinister as the initial 'offence'.

Blasphemy laws are bad, for sure. But the decision by the police not to press ahead with a case because there weren't enough people outraged by the comedian's remarks has now made it official - if enough people kick up a stink, the cops will listen to you.

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