Tom Slater Tom Slater

Joe Lycett’s donkey joke isn’t a matter for the police

Joe Lycett (Credit: Getty images)

There’s a word for countries in which you might get collared by the police because someone took offence to your jokes. And it isn’t a nice one. It’s the sort of thing you read about going on in Erdogan’s Turkey or Putin’s Russia. But it is also the sort of thing that now happens in allegedly liberal Britain.

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