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.
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.
“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.
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.
Socialist organisations have vastly more money and staff than those campaigning for lower taxes and smaller state, but they still cannot accept debate.
I personally don’t care if someone burns a copy of the Quran, provided they bought it and do so without creating a fire or smoke hazard. But it is illegal in the UK.
The veteran LGBT campaigner says the former Prime Minister’s aides “were terrified I might try and kiss him, or superglue myself to the Cabinet table”.
Joseph knew the importance a Conservative ‘counter-ideology’ to the intellectual ratchet of socialism.
Claiming that there’s only one acceptable way of thinking about anything sets us rolling down a slippery slope towards destruction.