What are the main differences between our freedom of speech laws and theirs? Is it simply they have greater protection from libel suits or.....?
We don't have freedom of speech laws.
You could be charged with slander or liable in this country but it is still a hanging offense to commit treason. Please note when I say hanging I do mean it - you could rape and slaughter 500 children in this country and only get prison - but insult the queen and your dead.
Our law is in a mess. For instance it is actually LEGAL to urinate on the drivers side of any cab/taxi within london. Nobody is gonna try it because honestly if you piss on a cab drivers car he will kick your head in - but legally it's fine to do so.
The big problem is where as your laws are pretty new some of ours date back so far that some were carved into rock but a T-Rex.
Unfortunatly for us the government here in the uk never for one second thought it would be a good idea for people to be able to say what they thought. America likes to brainwash people into supporting their country with the pledge at school and the general "USA ALL THE WAY" attitude. GB on the other hand much prefer that we're shit scared of being executed if we say anything wrong.
But hey we haven't lost a war in very nearly 200 years so honestly who is right?
PS Fucking bollocks now I have a nice fat file with MI5 as well as the CIA. Shit.