Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Gag reflex

We may currently have a government intent on at best abandoning and at worst victimising the poorest members of society - but at least we've got the freedom to criticise those in positions of power. It's worth reflecting on the fact that that's not the case everywhere in the world. Take China, for instance, where influential bloggers formerly critical of the government have been falling mysteriously silent on political matters. The concept of a "re-education camp" is something straight out of the pages of 1984 - but, terrifyingly, fact rather than fiction.

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