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We must be free to insult each other: Rowan Atkinson attacks new rules that outlaw 'insulting words and behaviour'
by Daniel Martin
Rowan Atkinson is demanding a change in the law to halt the 'creeping culture of censoriousness' which has seen the arrest of a Christian preacher, a critic of Scientology and even a student making a joke.
The Blackadder and Mr Bean star criticised the 'new intolerance' behind controversial legislation which outlaws 'insulting words and behaviour'.
Launching a fight for part of the Public Order Act to be repealed, he said it was having a 'chilling effect on free expression and free protest'.
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