The enemies of freedom have been testing how far they can go, step by step. We shouldn’t be surprised they are now almost upon us.
Posts Tagged: Free Speech
Charlotte Leslie MP: Immigration. The NHS. And all the other subjects we’re not meant to talk about.
It’s not just cartoons of Mohammed that have become taboo.
Conservatives largest party. Labour close behind. Less bad for the LibDems that some predict. UKIP win three seats. The SNP grab over 20.
Broadcasters should make room for as many visibly distinctive points-of-view as possible, but also the counter-arguments
Nadhim Zahawi MP: It’s time for the Islamic world to support free speech – and repeal blasphemy laws
The reality is that jihadists have claimed more lives in Muslim-majority countries than anywhere else.
Plus: Charlie Hebdo and 7/7. Mildenhall’s closure: a garden city opportunity? More bad news for the Bow Group. And: I ditch the Telegraph for the Times.
Media that decide not to reproduce the magazine’s cartoons of Mohammed shouldn’t be criticised.
Heresy of the week: Our politicians will respond strongly to the Paris massacre, but not to protect free speech
The cultivation of hyper-sensitivity is now spreading from the post-modern left to the rest of the political spectrum
Sometimes the religious beliefs of a terrorist are irrelevant; sometimes they are critical – as in this case.
At the risk of stating the obvious, the targeting of Charlie Hebdo and its staff for murder had nothing whatsoever to do with western foreign policy.
The murderers of Stéphane Charbonnier and his staff understood that freedom isn’t the only challenge to their fanaticism.
Our politics are diminished by a prissy underestimate of what level of outspokenness is bearable. Hence the rise of UKIP.
It cannot be right for people to lose their jobs over what they might or might not be thinking.
Rebecca Coulson: The Oxford students who trivialise free speech take reckless risks with our liberty
The closing down of an abortion debate last week is part of a disturbing trend.
While Labour attack the press, Javid, May and Grayling are wooing them with hard policy.