I don't agree with David Davies's (no, not that one...) proposal to ban demos against returning soldiers, but I had to laugh at Liberal Conspiracy's attempt to spin it as a return to Tory authoritarianism. How exactly is it more authoritarian, that, well, say a law which prevents people from insulting religion?
Davies's proposal is a mirror image of the law on religious hatred. In fact, it uses the exact wording of the Act. It's a clever move, and while I don't agree with him, he has been very clever to use it to highlight the hypocrisy of some on the left on this issue.