Milo is a martyr to the madness of ‘British values’

Nov 24, 2016 by

by Chris McGovern, The Conservative Woman: In recent years, the Government has required schools to teach and promote “British values”. Those schools that fall short face a reprimand from Ofsted and are likely to be placed in ‘special measures’. Central to the “British values” agenda, according to Ofsted, is “mutual respect for and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs and those without faith.” It was for this reason that, at the...

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Students’ Union at City University in bid to ban Sun, Express and Daily Mail from campus

Nov 21, 2016 by

by Dominic Ponsford, Press Gazette: The students’ union of City University in London last night passed a motion apparently seeking to ban The Sun, Daily Mail and Express newspaper titles from the campus. The motion was passed at the union’s annual general meeting. City University has one of the biggest journalism departments in the UK with a variety of post graduate and undergraduate journalism courses available. It is unclear what the impact of the motion will be as Press Gazette understands...

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A New Day Dawns

Nov 21, 2016 by

by Alan Craig, Alan’s Angle: It was an off-the-Richter-scale earthquake, followed by an even bigger – because American – aftershock. Brexit, followed by Brexit plus plus plus. History before our eyes. […] For decades politically-correct liberals – of all parties – have succeeded in every skirmish and won every battle in the culture wars. They’ve established their hegemony and new morality right across the institutions. They’ve done this so effectively that, when it came to the...

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The hatefulness of Stop Funding Hate

Nov 19, 2016 by

by Naomi Firsht, spiked: In possibly the most middle-class attack on the free press ever, campaign group Stop Funding Hate has made its own John Lewis-style Christmas advert, calling on big brands to boycott the Daily Mail, the Sun and the Daily Express by removing their advertising. According to its Facebook page, Stop Funding Hate aims to ‘tackle the culture of hate, demonisation and division that is poisoning our political discourse’, and claims tabloids are spreading ‘hate speech’. In the...

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Europe: Let’s End Free Speech!

Nov 17, 2016 by

by Judith Bergman, Gatestone Institute: In Europe, is the enemy now the governments? Evidence is mounting that expressing even a mild opinion that runs counter to official government policy can land you in prison, or at least ensure a visit from your friendly local Kafkaesque police. Has Europe effectively become a police state? Several European governments are making it clear to their citizens that criticizing migrants or European migrant policies is criminally off limits. People who go...

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Ashers result ‘risks all our freedom of speech’, cautions barrister

Nov 16, 2016 by

from The Christian Institute: Ashers’ defeat at the Court of Appeal risks restricting everyone’s freedom of conscience and speech, a barrister has warned. Ashers Baking Company was told last month that it had broken the law by declining to decorate a cake with a pro-gay marriage campaign slogan for LGBT activist Gareth Lee. Writing for the UK Human Rights Blog, Alasdair Henderson backed comments from newspapers and homosexual rights campaigner Peter Tatchell criticising the ruling. Gracious...

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