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What happened to tolerance?

What happened to tolerance?

Backbencher May 8, 2014 0

Britain, we are often told, is a bastion of tolerance in a world which is still all too familiar with oppression and persecution. This article is not about to draw comparisons between modern Britain

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They Don’t Want You To Know

They Don’t Want You To Know

Michael St George March 7, 2014 1

Friday Political Editor Michael St George reflects on why the political class is so keen on controlling the flow of information to us Last year, it was the LibDems’ Chris Huhne, convicted and jailed

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Government Passes Anti-Free Speech ‘Gagging Law’

Government Passes Anti-Free Speech ‘Gagging Law’

Sam Woolfe February 5, 2014 3

A bill has just been passed which many are claiming will undermine free speech, free protest, the democratic process and trade unions. But you wouldn’t have guessed this from the apparently benign name of

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Just How “Free” Is Free Speech When It’s Bought & Paid-For?

Just How “Free” Is Free Speech When It’s Bought & Paid-For?

Michael St George January 31, 2014 0

Michael St George ponders a secondary issue raised by the Gagging Bill Back in the early part of 2010, barely a year after the full extent of the MPs’ expenses scandal had been exposed

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UKIP Threaten Young Activist For Criticising Godfrey Bloom

UKIP Threaten Young Activist For Criticising Godfrey Bloom

Milton November 15, 2013 25

Godfrey Bloom no longer sits as a UKIP MEP after a high profile row earlier this year and coupled with the fact that UKIP prides itself on being a party of free speech you

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Newspaper industry fails in final attempt to thwart royal charter on press regulation

Newspaper industry fails in final attempt to thwart royal charter on press regulation

Backbencher October 30, 2013 0

Bryony Clarke reports on today’s High Court ruling regarding the new press regulatory regime. Newspaper and magazine publishers have today lost a last minute appeal to the High Court to halt the implementation of

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The Pollution Of Political Debate

The Pollution Of Political Debate

Backbencher October 25, 2013 1

Jack Wharton condemns the partisan misuse of language that distorts political debate Our society is broken. That’s the unfortunate conclusion I’ve reached after observing the last week or two of our polluted political debate.

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Digital Puritanism: The Grey Goo Society

Digital Puritanism: The Grey Goo Society

Old Holborn September 27, 2013 6

  I arrive back in the UK today to a strange dystopia – a world of the outraged. Syria? Bank debt? Taxation? No, the insidious creeping grey goo of the professionally offended. The man

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Spooks & The Press: Journalism’s Future

Spooks & The Press: Journalism’s Future

Backbencher August 29, 2013 1

Information tug of wars between the Guardian and GCHQ: What is the future for Investigative Journalism? The detainment of David Miranda, partner of Guardian journalist Glenn Greenwald, under schedule 7 of the 2000 Terrorism

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Free F***ing Speech – A Libertarian Experience at the Beeb

Free F***ing Speech – A Libertarian Experience at the Beeb

Backbencher August 16, 2013 1

Alan Grant narrates his impressions of BBC3’s “Free Speech” – and reaches an encouraging conclusion Last week, to compensate for my absence from these digital pages, I was fortunate enough to attend the live

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