Sivad wrote:I never claimed they were trying to abolish the party, I said they're trying to get rid of Corbyn's wing of the party with bogus accusations of hate speech.
No, you didn't talk about a wing. I already quoted what you said; here it is again, with even more context:
Rugoz wrote:Hyberbole. There are plenty of democracies out there that have laws against slander or hate speech and are doing fine.
Sivad wrote:That's starting to change because up until now it wasn't an issue, the establishment had dominant control of the narrative. Now that they're losing that control they're starting to use that precedent to shut down their critics. So it's definitely not hyperbole, the threat is very real.
In Europe, Hate Speech Laws are Often Used to Suppress and Punish Left-Wing Viewpoints
https://theintercept.com/2017/08/29/in- ... iewpoints/
They're trying to shut Corbyn's Labor Party down right now with accusations of hate speech
There have been suspensions, forced resignations, and expulsions, they are trying to shut down Corbyn's party.
"Corbyn's party" is the Labour Party. Any suspensions, resignations or expulsions have been about specific instances of anti-semitism by individuals. It's not about a "wing". In context, you were talking about national laws, not internal party decisions. So, yes, what you said was hyperbole.