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

The subject may change, but the principle remains the same in yet another question of freedom

A school chaplain was reported to the government prevent programme, and subsequently made redundant, because of a sermon in which he stated that children did

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

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

If you instigated a culture of unutterable views and cancellation, you can’t argue when your views are verboten and get cancelled

I was watching Politics Live yesterday and saw Rosie Duffield say the following about twitter: It was also unsurprising to see her trending on twitter

Taking an axe to hate speech laws

As you can probably imagine, as a raving Socialist of probably the worst kind, there isn’t always a lot of crossover between harder right Tories

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