Belfast City Council has passed a proposal preventing councillors from using “offensive expressions in reference to any person or section of society”.
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An anti-abortion campaigner distributed 25,000 campaign leaflets shortly before the 1992 election. She was prosecuted for breaching the spending cap on campaign publications. The court decided that the spending cap was so disproportionate that it violated her right to freedom of expression.