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Freedom of speech is precious, even if it’s pompous Piers

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It’s difficult for me to explain the depth of my feelings for Piers Morgan. Let’s just say that I find the man insufferable. As a television presenter, he comes across as rude, ignorant, smug and self-satisfied, forever stirring up controversy for controversy’s sake, often at other people’s expense.

How much of this is a deliberate performance and how much of it is his true personality, I do not know, but I strongly suspect it’s the latter. He’s been described as “the most divisive man in British media”; a “one-man clickbait machine”.

Apparently, there are people who dislike him even more than I do. It was announced this week that Morgan is “the most trolled celebrity of 2021”.

Morgan’s response? “I do love winning gold medals.”

Like I say, insufferable.

But although I loathe his on-screen persona, I am four-square behind Morgan when it comes to free speech.

Up until last March, he was the king of breakfast television, using his platform as the co-host of Good Morning Britain to perpetually stir up trouble of one kind or another.

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