Tag: freedom of speech
Freedom of Speech
NOW, if this were Putin’s Russia, here’s the kind of statement that would merit at least 25 years in his equivalent of the Tower of London. SO, let’s all pledge our true allegiance to British freedom of speech. Long may it reign over us, happy and glorious !
Here we go again!
On BBC’s Question Time, a panel member says that Boris Johnson’s father’s alleged history of violence is ‘on record’ and calls him a ‘wife beater’. Unless and until that’s proven to be the case, neither you nor I can know its truth or otherwise. Ms Bruce, required to maintain required BBC standards of ‘balance’ and…
Irony of Ironies
Who is this a statue of? It’s of George Orwell who, in his book “1984”, warned us about the abomination of total state control over the lives of its citizens; what they do from minute to minute, and what they say in any place, at any time. Such control must include language. The state decides…
In Putin’s Russia, to say the slightest thing which in any way “offends” those in power means ten years in jail. Do we want that in the UK? It’s time for people who genuinely value freedom of speech, verbal or written (provided it breaks no law) to take a stand against the ‘shut them up,…