Tweet investigation man sets up ‘freedom of speech’ group

A man from Lincolnshire has set up a campaign group which he says is aimed at protecting freedom of speech.

Harry Miller was spoken to by Humberside Police after he re-tweeted a poem about transgender women which some people found offensive.

Mr Miller, who is a former police officer, was not arrested or charged with anything – and has complained that his freedom of expression was being supressed.

At the time, he said he was “utterly shocked” to be questioned by a police constable.

“This is not about being anti-trans. This is all about telling the police to respect the law. The European Convention of Human Rights says we are able to engage in lawful political discussion without any interference whatsoever. And yet, the police have sought to shut me up and shut me down.”

Harry Miller