Peter Tatchell – the latest ‘racist’ and ‘transphobic’ target of speech-policing students

Feb 21, 2018 by

by Mark Wallace, Conservative Home: We Conservatives are quite used to being targeted by the vocal minority of people on the modern left who seek to silence us by accusing us falsely of some heresy or another. The masked thugs whom Jacob Rees-Mogg confronted were all-too typical, refusing to...

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‘Sex’ is no consolation for the loss of free speech, and the capacity to test & discover the Truth with each other

Feb 15, 2018 by

by Gavin Ashenden: […] Something has happened in the last 30 years or so that makes it increasingly difficult to separate emotional reactions from ideas, and emotional reactions from our assessment of other peoples’ humanity or lack of it. It seemed almost to start with Princess Diana’s...

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Protest after Vue cinema cancels ‘gay cure’ film screening

Feb 9, 2018 by

from BBC News: Dozens of protesters have gathered outside a London cinema to protest against the cancellation of a screening of a film advocating therapy to “cure” people from being gay. Christian group Core Issues Trust hired a screen at Vue Piccadilly, in the West End, to show its...

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Freedom of Expression and the Flight from Reason

Jan 17, 2018 by

by Piers Benn, Quillette: The last few years have seen acrimonious public clashes about the value of free speech, with activists both on the Left and the Right accusing the other side of trying to silence them. ‘Left’ and ‘Right’ are, admittedly, not particularly informative terms, since there are...

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The new threat to freedom of belief

Jan 15, 2018 by

By Andrew Symes, Anglican Mainstream. The secondary school I attended was founded in 1870. It had a Methodist foundation, and was set up in anticipation of the Universities Test Act of the following year, which eventually removed the ban on those who were not communicants in the Church of England...

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Safeguarding free speech, the LGBT censor-in-chief

Jan 12, 2018 by

by Kathy Gyngell, The Conservative Woman: Guess what! You couldn’t make it up – except you could. The student panel which will advise the new university watchdog on free speech has appointed the delightful Mr Ben Hunt to join it. If you don’t know who I am talking about, this is the free-minded...

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