Fight for right to hurl insults

A CAMPAIGN calling for the right to be insulted without legal protection from hurt feelings is being backed by UKIP.

Their Deputy Leader, Wigan Euro MP Paul Nuttall, said the Party has pledged wholehearted support for the ‘Reform Section 5’ campaign which is calling for the repeal of Section 5 of the Public Order Act.

He said: “The principle that freedom of speech, a basic liberty, must be defended and protected from well meaning legislation is one that UKIP has supported for years.

“We have had a commitment to reform Section 5 almost since we had any commitments.

“In a robust democracy people must be free to insult and be insulted.”