So, in my opinion, the last nail in the coffin of Free Speech was hammered in by the firing of Andy Gray after an OFF AIR conversation he had with fellow commentator Richard Keys, (who incidentally resigned due to this same conversation being publicised) was blown out of context (as usual) by the media.
Prior to this, comedian Frankie Boyle (as offensive as he is, I still like his material) has also been portrayed as an evil man in the media over things he's said, once again quoting lines and blowing them completely out of context.
Now, there are some things people say I don't agree with or like, but who said that old quote about not agreeing with what you say but fighting to the death your right to say it... the British people could really benefit from reading that quote.
Oh wait I forgot, freedom of speech is an American thing, and Americans are "uncivilised" and "trigger happy" so anything they like is very un-English indeed. Fuck freedom of speech