Who dares resist the Thought Police?

Jun 27, 2020 by

by Paul Embery, UnHerd: Was there ever a time when honest disagreement over contentious issues was deemed permissible? Were we ever truly free to say what we believed, without fear that the Thought Police would come calling? Was it always the case that a rigid conformity of opinion held sway on certain questions, with all dissent destined to be met by a wild hysteria and demands for swift recantation? It is easy, when surveying the public square today, characterised as it is by such...

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Good riddance 2019, the year of the woke police

Dec 29, 2019 by

by Douglas Murray, Mail on Sunday: This was the year of ‘woke’. Or at least the year that ‘woke’ made its biggest land grab. For anyone lucky enough not to have encountered the term, woke is essentially political correctness after a course of steroids. Its followers spend their lives punishing any wrong-think committed, which can include thinking something everyone thought until yesterday. And includes saying things that are true. The main inspirations for the wokerati are anything to do with...

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Ex-cop sues cops over ‘hate speech’

Nov 19, 2019 by

by Tim Dieppe, Christian Concern: Tim Dieppe comments on ­­the case of Harry Miller, who is suing the police over their policy on ‘hate speech’. Former police officer, Harry Miller lives in Lincoln and is a director of a business that employs some 70 people. One day in January he received a call from his office saying that the police had turned up there and wanted to speak to him. He called the police and spoke to PC Mansoor Gull who told him that an anonymous person had reported him for hate...

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The Chilling Case of Dr. Mackereth

Oct 10, 2019 by

by Madeleine Kearns, National Review: David Mackereth, M.D., has worked for the British National Health Service for nearly 30 years and has never had a single complaint from a transgender patient. That might be because Mackereth treats his patients respectfully and according to their medical needs — as he ought. But when Mackereth applied for a job as a disability assessor in a medical center run by the British government’s Department of Work and Pensions (DWP), he ran into serious trouble....

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Lincolnshire man challenges police transphobia guidelines

Aug 10, 2019 by

from BBC News: A man interviewed by police over alleged transphobic tweets is challenging police guidance on hate incidents against transgender people. Harry Miller, from Caistor in Lincolnshire, was contacted by Humberside Police over a limerick he re-tweeted. He is now seeking a judicial review of the College of Policing (CoP) guidelines at the High Court. The CoP said it would be “responding accordingly” to the legal action. Mr Miller, a former police officer, said his legal...

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Would you call a bearded man ‘madam’?

Jul 16, 2019 by

by Alexander Boot: Or, put another way, would any sane person do so? Wrong question.Here’s the right one: What kind of society can allow the punishment of a man who refuses to kowtow to collective madness by denying the evidence before his own eyes? The answer is, a totalitarian society. You know, the kind ours is becoming. It was George Orwell who first pointed out a key feature of totalitarianism: forcing people to accept madness as sanity and vice versa. Writing specifically about Italian...

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