Censorship is the essential tool of corrupt governments who want to hide or obscure the truth. Better still when the censorship can be self-applied by citizens anxious not to feel the wrath of the government in the courts. Any government unopposed eventually falls into authoritarianism and seeks to impose it's will on the population. The recent passing of the Hate Crime Bill by the Scottish Government although presented as a way of combatting hate speech towards disadvantaged groups will be used to combatting speech against the government and it's policies. The temptation is simply too great.