The police have issued a warning that there is a plan in place for anyone destroying religious texts at the park. They will be arrested for public order offences and charged. The defence of freedom of expression is no longer a defence because of the rhetoric it has caused. A custodial sentence could result. James (in the photo) told me he is seriously considering ripping up a Qur’an at Speakers’ Corner tomorrow. I advised him in very strong terms how unwise this would be. James appeared indifferent to my pleas. The consequences of such an action at the park are obvious to all..