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Councils can't dictate over entertainment

HAVING attended one of the two sell-out performances of the Reduced Shakespeare Company's production of The Bible: The Complete Word of God (Abridged), I struggle to understand why anyone should want it banned.

The script, written 20 years ago, may have been a little irreverent in parts, but was far from the description by the DUP of it being "crude and blasphemous".

No one who was there found it offensive, but more importantly no one was forced to go to it.

In a democracy everyone has the right to free speech and, as councillors, we do not have the right to tell people how they may, or may not, be entertained.

CLLR TOM CAMPBELL (ALLIANCE)

Newtownabbey Borough Council

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