Speech not free in Britain

A participant on a Yahoo message board has been ordered to pay 10,720 pounds for calling a politician a “lard brain” and a “Nazi.” This endangers the conversation in Britain.

: And on the same day, here’s a blogger and author threatening to sue blogger Oliver Kamm after a spat over an unfavorable book review.

Where does this end: suing schoolchildren for calling each other poopy pants? If you don’t know where it will end, you shouldn’t start.