Free speech

24 June 2016

A blasphemy trial for today

John Osborne’s play about George Holyoake, the last man to stand trial for blasphemy in England, continues to resonate.

12 June 2016

Hate speech is free speech

Jonathan Haidt, Peter Tatchell and others stand up for free thought.

We must have the freedom to hate

Hatred is an emotion, and the state has no business policing emotion.

10 June 2016

‘I think it’s good to hear hate speech’

Jonathan Rauch on why we should embrace being offended.

4 June 2016

‘This referendum invites us to dismantle the political order’

This week’s podcast: the radical case for Brexit.

2 June 2016

The EU’s relentless attack on free speech

New plans to tackle online hate speech pose a threat to us all.

1 June 2016

Reclaim the internet… from the censors

Yvette Cooper’s new campaign is an insidious attack on online freedom.