Following Short Selling And CDS Ban, Europe Now Seeks To Ban Free Speech

Thursday, October 20, 2011
By Paul Martin

by Tyler Durden

It was only a matter of time before following banning everything else that it could, and that is not under its control, Europe would go after the only thing that matters: the First Amendment. From Bloomberg: “Michel Barnier, European Union. Financial Services Commissioner, wants to give the European Securities and Markets Authority the power to temporarily prohibit credit-rating companies from publishing ratings about ailing countries, Financial Times Deutschland reports. Such a ban could prevent ratings from being published at “inappropriate moments” that could have negative effects on the financial stability of nations as well as on the global economy, the proposal states, according to the German newspaper.” Next up: ban on anonymous blogs whose disclosure of the truth could have “negative effects on the financial stability of nations as well as on the global economy.” After all the proposal has already been floated by one Todd Martin os Morgan Stanley and currently SocGen fame, with whom, we must admit, we forgot to preclear this post. Full FTD report here. Read it before it has been “filtered” by Europe’s commission on truth sterilization.

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