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‘If they ban the words we can use then they will by extension start banning what we’re thinking’

Political commentator Emily Carver has criticised the "censorship" of songs and comedy for its effect on free speech. Speaking with talkRADIO's Mike Graham, she said: "If they ban the words we can use then they will by extension start banning what we’re thinking" It comes after BBC Radio 1 announced it will play an edited version of Christmas favourite Fairytale Of New York to avoid offending listeners. The Pogues’ festive hit with Kirsty MacColl has been the focus of debate over its lyrics. #freespeech #censorship

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