Reply to post: Is it really the role of the state to regulate taste?

Beer hall putz: Regulator slaps northern pub over Nazi-themed ad

PhilipN Silver badge

Is it really the role of the state to regulate taste?

Thank heavens, no. Satire (q.v.) has been thriving in Blighty for 4 centuries. Most people understand when something is satire within a nanosecond. However, set up an agency to monitor "satire" then give its (originally completely normal) senior officer a title and an objective his discretion goes out the window and he becomes completely po-faced. Tiresome. And stupid.

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