What should happen to Jimmy Carr?

Over the weekend, Jimmy Carr stoked up a controversy after he made an ill-advised joke about the holocaust. It was simultaneously offensive and racist, particularly

So long non-crime hate incidents, and thanks for all the memories

I have spoken about the reporting by police of non-crime hate incidents before. Notably, in this post regarding South Yorkshire Police amongst others. In the

It’s not a democratic threat; the democratic system let’s us address it

In a recent Spiked article (yes, I know!), Brendan O’Neill (yes, I know that too!) had this to say about Carrie Johnson: Anyone remember voting

Did Twitter reap what it sowed in Nigeria?

You may have read that Nigeria have suspended access to Twitter. You can read more about it here. The move followed Twitter’s decision to suspend

Adding laws to protect free speech is more likely to damage it

I was reading this article in The Times (paywall) by Danny Finkelstein. In it, he addresses the government’s plans to introduce a law to protect

As if on cue, a former judge questions the wisdom of aligning hate speech laws to the views of particular campaign groups

Stories, or types of story, tend to come in little flurries. I have written a lot on this blog about free speech and the rights

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