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.
Posts Tagged: Free Speech
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.
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.
Tatchell defends anti-abortion protests – and tells how he got Cameron and Johnson to support same-sex marriage
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.
The right to discuss, debate, and challenge is fundamental, but is increasingly being chipped away at or boxed in. It falls to us to defend it.
Watson et al lost today, but they will inevitably return. The Government should honour its pledge to delete the preferred weapon against free expression.
But some, perhaps many, Tory MPs have these tendencies – including one no less senior than the Prime Minister herself.
This legislation runs against Scotland’s deep traditions of political pluralism and toleration.
Labour’s politics of entitlement might appeal to some of my fellow college students, but there are plenty of us who want the chance to work hard and improve our lives.
Working alongside the Conservative MPs Lee Rowley and Luke Graham, we will launch in Westminster this evening.
Like any thought criminal, his NUS accuser gave him no explanation, nor did her supporters believe he even had a right to ask for one.
Elevating the political class to a special status in law would alienate voters further. And a catch-all restraint on free speech would be used as a political weapon.