A Sheffield academic called Jenna Delich seems to have successfully persuaded the ISP for the left wing Harry's Place blog to withdraw its service. She is apparently upset that Harry's Place posted the fact that her own website links to that of the American white supermacist, David Duke. Oops, I just did it too. Perhaps if you have a blog you might like to do the same and show this idiot of a so-called academic what free speech actually means. You see, she clearly has difficulty with it. She supports the idiotic, and racist, academic boycott of Israel.
Wouldn't you just love to be one of her students?
What is worrying here is not that she has threatened libel proceedings, it's that on the basis of a very tenuous allegation, Harry's Place's ISP has withdrawn its service without so much as a by your leave. This happened once before when the Uzbekh billionaire Usmanov did the same thing to another left of centre blogger, XXXXX. Whatever one's politics or beliefs, it's worrying that ISPs are reacting in this way. I am not sure there is anything one can do about it, but it could happen to any of us.
Harry's Place is now back online (I just checked) courtesy of a new ISP. But the fact is that it should never have had to go offline in the first place.