I don’t know how far the proposed law against glorifying terrorism will go. Might it catch all sorts of popular culture? All it would take would be a few people saying that V for Vendetta is an allegory of the resistance in Northern Ireland/ Palestine/ Iraq and we could see Alan Moore and David Lloyd, and the Wachowskis now the film’s due out, going to jail. The Wachowskis are repeat offenders, because what else is the Matrix trilogy but a long elegy to the noble sacrifice of “freedom fighters”.

And don’t get me started on Asterix.

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