'Police were WRONG to check my thinking': Businessman's 'transphobic' tweets were LAWFUL and officers breached HIS rights by acting like 'the STASI' and arriving at his work to quiz him about 'hate incident', judge rules | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

'Police were WRONG to check my thinking': Businessman's 'transphobic' tweets were LAWFUL and officers breached HIS rights by acting like 'the STASI' and arriving at his work to quiz him about 'hate incident', judge rules

Announcing the court's decision, Mr Justice Julian Knowles said Mr Miller's tweets were 'lawful' and that the effect of the police turning up at Mr Miller's place of work 'because of his political opinions must not be underestimated'.

He added: 'To do so would be to undervalue a cardinal democratic freedom. In this country we have never had a Cheka, a Gestapo or a Stasi. We have never lived in an Orwellian society.'

He also said: 'The claimant's tweets were lawful and that there was not the slightest risk that he would commit a criminal offence by continuing to tweet.

'I find the combination of the police visiting the claimant's place of work, and their subsequent statements in relation to the possibility of prosecution, were a disproportionate interference with the claimant's right to freedom of expression because of their potential chilling effect.'

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