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Jordan v Burgoyne

[1963] 2 QB 744

Case summary last updated at 06/02/2020 11:18 by the Oxbridge Notes in-house law team.

Judgement for the case Jordan v Burgoyne

D read out a speech at a public meeting which deliberately insulted the crowd assembled, causing chaos and disorder. He was charged with using words likely to cause disorder contrary to the public order act. The divisional court judged his words by reference to the crowd as he found it and NOT a “reasonable crowd”. LJ Parker says this does not represent an inroad into free speech. 

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