Britain’s libel laws stifle jokes by Alexei Sayle and Ricky Gervais

Top comedians and wits, including Alexei Sayle, Ricky Gervais and Stephen Fry, say Britain is being turned into a “global laughing stock” because of its draconian libel laws. They are the latest critics to call for reform of the legislation which is stifling free speech.Sayle says he endured a “horrible experience” after he was sued for libel. He eventually won the case, but said he risked financial ruin because of the high costs of defending himself in the London courts.
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/article6954621.ece

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