The UK and governments across the west have started to act. But we’re still just starting to figure out how to respond.
Posts Tagged: freedom
Matt Kilcoyne: The pluses and minuses of vaccine passports, and the discrimination that comes with them
It is not is a clear-cut issue, and those that claim it is are doing our public discourse a disservice.
During the last year, we’ve learned much about the Government – but far more about ourselves.
Steve Baker and Dominic Grieve: Saturday’s vigil, its mishandling – and why we should be wary of this plan for more police powers
Those MPs voting for the Bill today must make clear their intent to improve it later stages – and protect our civil liberties.
Christopher Snowdon: To reduce problem gambling effectively, use targeted measures – not blanket bans
Offering help to those who need it is a far more constructive and effective approach than hitting all gamblers with bans and restrictions.
Benedict Rogers: It seems plausible that this brazen assault on democracy in Myanmar is driven by one man’s ambition
He’s General Min Aung Hlaing, the army’s Commander-in-Chief. Now is the time for sanctions that target the military.
Our columnist took issue with Lockdown Sceptics in his article yesterday. The Editor of that site replies.
Trump, Parler, bias, free speech, incitement – and regulation. Beware of the cure being worse than the disease.
State action to regulate social media is unproblematic in principle, but deeply problematic in practice – and the law of unintended consequences applies.
Robert Sutton: The protection of civil liberties must be placed at the heart of a reformed Public Health Act
The dubious legal basis for lockdown restrictions should be clarified by making its scope explicit.
Chris Skidmore: It’s freedom that will make Britain a global science superpower – not Whitehall micro-management
In spite of Cummings’ departure, DARPA should remain a manifesto priority: we need its approach to risk – and indeed failure.
Allowing those who we now require to be in education until they’re 18 to lose £350 a week in fixed odds online gambling is madness.
My constituents are divided between those demanding ever-tighter restrictions and others who want their quality of life back.
Daniel Hannan: Overstretched – that’s how our police see themselves. So how have they found time to hound a young Geordie journalist?
It seems highly unlikely that the action against Grimes will result in a prosecution, let alone a conviction. But that doesn’t make it OK.
Patel should haul in Dick for an interview without coffee. Meanwhile, Loughton intends to raise the case at the Home Affairs Select Committee.
Caroline Elsom: The Online Harms proposals set us on a course that will threaten freedom, privacy and competitiveness – while being unlikely to make us safer
We wouldn’t want constraints on free speech imposed on the basis of opaque agreements between platforms and politicians.