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.
Posts Tagged: Free Speech
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.
We must forbid anonymity online.
Has political correctness gone mad to the point of eating itself?
When we use the law to protect people from being offended, we raise their tender feelings over the essential freedoms of others.
While some Ukippers don’t mind dishing out insults – ‘LibLabCon’, ‘EUSSR’ etc – they get worse in return
Pakistan’s Prime Minister is visiting London – David Cameron should urge him to reform these outdated laws.
In November last year, the AECR welcomed an important new member – Turkey’s ruling political party, but there’s a problem…
There comes a point at which political correctness becomes an inquisition – a method of shutting down free speech by twisting words to political ends.
The police and the Crown Prosecution Service should throw the book at anyone within the jurisdiction who has made death threats, either express or implied, against Maajid.
The definition of what is annoying and a nuisance, is so wide that it risks outlawing many hitherto reasonable and lawful acts.