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DEMOCRACY IN ENGLAND

conceptions of sedition and defamation are so vague that it is possible for a reactionary judge or jury to use them in order to undermine freedom of speech. The law of sedition has been greatly extended. Statutes which had long lain dormant have been revived in order to stifle left-wing political propaganda: this is true of the Seditious Meetings Act, under which the veteran Socialist, Tom Mann, was imprisoned. The extension has been used particularly against pacifist activities. Because of the Incitement to Disaffection Act of 1934 printers have already refused to print pacifist literature. The law of defamation is such that while middle-class juries award big damages against left-wing speakers, writers, and journals, it is very difficult for that section of the public to obtain the same protection. Public meeting has been severely restricted by police edicts and actions of doubtful legality, but when successful legal action has been taken against the police the result has been the passing of new laws giving them the powers they had previously illegally exercised. The Public Order Act, 1936, is a further example. Passed on the ground of Fascist menaces to the public peace, it has been used against industrial strikers, and to prohibit meetings and processions by progressive organisations. As Dr. Wade, the Cambridge constitutional lawyer, has said, "there is now no assurance that unless police permission is secured in advance that a meeting can be held anywhere in a public place" it can so be held, although free public meeting is one of the most elementary requisites of democracy.(l)

1 Chorley, op. cit.

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