Fleet Street, normally a justified sceptic of men from the ministry controlling what people publish, is an enthusiast of regulating social media giants.
Posts Tagged: Free Speech
Durham Students Union is looking into ways of shutting down a new pro-life group on campus. This group is entirely unaffiliated with the students union.
Exclusive. “In a timely manner”. The best part of six months on, the Party’s inquiry clears Johnson over his burka column.
Launched amidst the inevitable blaze of publicity, the decision has been smuggled out like the fabled thief in the night.
Iain Dale: It’s going to be a White Christmas – because there are snowflakes, snowflakes everywhere.
Plus: Tory MPs, the world’s most duplicitous electorate. But a certain long-serving woman Labour MP is sending Christmas cards to them all…
It was odious to burn an effigy of the Grenfell Tower – but those responsible should not have been arrested
The police should not arrest people for being offensive. Not just because burglaries and violence matter more. But because we need the freedom to offend.
Ashers Bakery. Politicians should do their job rather than force courts to arbitrate on conflicting rights
If MPs want to take the plaudits for creating such laws, they must also take the responsibility of defining their limits.
How the far left uses a feedback loop to shut down people in the short term – and ideas in the long.
Protecting our open society against threats from authoritarian states is an essential battle. We must not lose.
WATCH: Ici Londres – Hannan suggests that offence-taking has become a form of conspicuous consumption
“I’ll give you a general rule of thumb – a heuristic, if you will. Anyone who says ‘I am offended’ is not really offended.”
Her comments on gender reassignment treatments are mild and responsibly-phrased. But some are starting up the outrage bus.
Alex Morton: Too many Tory politicians say nothing worthwhile – because they have nothing worthwhile to say
What do our cliché-ridden rulers propose? Ending plastic cups, gender quotas for boardrooms and banning Tony the Tiger.
A consequence of the new Code of Conduct may be that he is referred to a panel – whether Number Ten wants it or not.
All concerned want to save face over the Johnson burqa row – May, Lewis and the man himself. Here’s a rough and ready way to correct its mishandling.
The way equalities law applies to “philosophical belief” has created a messy courtroom battleground for all sorts of angry fringe groups to seek protection.
Chloe Westley: The reason the left want to ban me from TV is they fear they would lose a true battle of ideas
Socialist organisations have vastly more money and staff than those campaigning for lower taxes and smaller state, but they still cannot accept debate.