Free speech means nothing without the right to offend

The latest edition of Evangelicals Now carries an article which asks the question should free speech include the right to intentionally offend? Disappointingly, the author seems

Extremism, free speech and mother’s logic

Sir Peter Fahy – Chief Constable of Greater Manchester Police – has today voiced concerns that Britain is in danger of becoming a police state.

Willful misapplication of the law: a case in point

Three days ago, I commented on the Home Secretary’s troubling new proposal to introduce Extremism Disruption Orders. You can see my comments here. My central

Extremist Disruption Orders and ill-judged legislation

Forcing through ill-judged legislation to solve a particular mischief seems to be an unfortunate recurring theme for governments of all stripes. We have already endured

What is the point of UKIP now?

Having posted this yesterday, by some coincidence The Guardian report today that UKIP leader, Nigel Farage, has pledged to professionalise the party and purge it of ‘Walter Mittys seeking

Offense, liberalism and ever increasing doublespeak

Truly we live in strange times. We have a government, having concluded ‘insulting’ words or behaviours a term so broad it led to unfair arrest and

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