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

We don’t need to be street preachers, or like their message, to be disturbed by this

I was looking on twitter the other day (as you do) and I came across the following post from the leader of the Reform UK

Not everything is about freedom of expression

The Times (paywall) reported yesterday that a teacher in Batley has been suspended for showing an apparently offensive cartoon of Muhammad. It bears saying that

Tolerance is old hat. It’s affirmation or nothing now

Janet Daby – the shadow faith minister – has been forced to resign after arguing that a conscience clause should be permitted for registrars who

Honest conversation partners do not report alternate views to the police for hate speech

Ben John, on Christian Concern’s website, has created this video responding to the Living in Love and Faith project (LLF) embarked upon by the Church

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