Tag: free speech

Are These Views Beyond The Pale, Then..?

The BBC has said it will no longer use the pundit Craig Ramage after the former midfielder criticised… The government? The fat cat football chiefs? No, don’t be silly. Those are all fair game: …Derby County’s “young black lads”, saying…

Harry Miller Speaks For Us All

‘I have broad shoulders, but this fight is hard,’ he told the Mail this week. ‘If ordinary people like myself don’t stand up against what I see as over-reaching authority by the police, who will? ‘It is definitely not the…

The Eternal Victims…

What were they doing? Hurling abuse? Assaulting people? And….wait. Since when do you need an invitation to turn up at a taxi rank, anyway?   Oh no! Not the leaflets! Oh, the humanity! The thread isn’t exactly generating the outpouring…

Spectacularly Inappropriate Timing, PlodFed!

Victims of crime are suffering a poorer service because of police budget cuts, a survey of detectives indicates. Not only do the results published on Monday highlight the continuing pressure officers are under, they show that detectives believe victims and…

Have They Thought This Through?

Being Greens, the answer is almost certainly ‘Not really’… Coun Duncan, pictured right, has been stripped of his two deputy chairman roles in licensing committees and is set to be formally censured at the next full council meeting on Thursday,…

They Can Call It ‘The Stephen Fry Amendment’…

Michael Danby on Australian politics: In 1995, during Paul Keating’s prime ministership, section 18C was introduced into the Racial Discrimination Act. For 11 years under John Howard, this effective protection against hate speech remained untouched. Now, however, Senator Brandis has…

You’re ‘Offended’, Eh…?

A pub has apologised after a “misguided” advertising campaign that seemed to condone rape. And you won’t believe how… The Hobgoblin pub in London Road had put up posters in the pub and online advertising its “Festive Frape” promotion.Customers were…

Censorship is [REDACTED]

The gay marriage debate rumbles and grumbles on, and while I’m not on the side of those who want to continue to use the state’s monopoly on force to maintain their preferred definition in law I have just as big…