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Censorship or Dictatorship
Started by: PeterP (6116) Report abuse
Should councils dictate which national newspaper you can buy at newsagents in their townSt Helens council are going to vote on whether The Sun newspaper should be banned for sale in the towns newsagentsSurely it is up to each individual which paper they which to buy.

Posted by: graneyjoseph (4574)   Report abuse
I can understand the reason for Liverpool boycotting the Sun but cant see why the st,helens council are getting involved,I think it is the newsagents in Liverpool refusing to sell the paper.

Posted by: i-spy (13377)  Report abuse
It's a free country - or is it

Posted by: PeterP (6116) Report abuse
Book burning next

Posted by: broady (12653)   Report abuse
In ten years you will only be able to buy the " Beirut Chronicle"

( am I allowed to say that without the Liberal do gooders wanting me stoned to death).

Posted by: GOLDEN BEAR (2924)  Report abuse
Avery bad idea and a bad road to start going down ,what's happened to freedom of the press ,there is no way you can allow councils to determine what i can read or not read
As for graneyjoseph mentioning about st.helen, I have always been led to be believe that st helener's are only scouser's with their yeds porred in . But seriously do not let councils do this .

Posted by: britboy (6743) Report abuse
Thin end of the wedge? 1984?

Posted by: graneyjoseph (4574)   Report abuse
gb yes but why would you want to buy the sun.

Posted by: PeterP (6116) Report abuse
Joe he may be short of loo paper The point being freedom to choose which paper to buy and where to buy it

Posted by: Stardelta (5874) Report abuse
St Helens council are NOT banning the sale of the Sun in their borough but they HAVE voted to support a campaign that urges...URGES... retailers not to sell it because of the claims the paper made following Hillsborough and the distress it caused.

Not quite sure why other than as a show of support and unity for the 96 and their families etc. The vast majority of Merseysiders have been refusing to buy the paper since it made the claims back in 1989.





Posted by: GOLDEN BEAR (2924)  Report abuse
Totally agree with you graneyjoseph, I just think that crap called the sun is just wasting trees unnecessarily i'm afraid to say only idiot's buy it, but as i always say that is just my view.

Posted by: graneyjoseph (4574)   Report abuse

Posted by: Jumpin Jack Flash (101) Report abuse
Some Liverpudlian taxis advertise "don't buy the sun" its still a hot potato in Liverpool and to be honest rightly so.

 
 
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