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Free speech

18 April 2006

Animal rights protesters: don’t ban them, beat them

A leading member of the pro-vivisection group Pro-Test argues that animal rights activists should be defeated through debate, not legal injunctions.

11 April 2006

Sticks, stones and hate speech

The case of a schoolboy prosecuted for calling a playmate 'Paki' has shown up the childish streak in Britain's speech laws.

30 March 2006

Whitewashing academic debate

A student of Dr Frank Ellis - the Leeds lecturer suspended for his racist views - asks why the university couldn't handle a heated argument.

28 March 2006

Free speech, with the edges taken off

Saturday's rally in the rain for free expression was a damp squib.

21 February 2006

Free speech in Europe: it’s all or nothing

As British historian David Irving is imprisoned in Austria for Holocaust denial, read this spiked article first published in December last year.

13 February 2006

A tale of two demos

Saturday's demonstration of moderate Muslims was presented as a peaceful counter to last week's aggressive gathering. In fact, similar resentments seemed to simmer beneath both.

9 February 2006

Abu Hamza: imprisoned for talking rubbish

His incarceration for incitement is the political equivalent of a panto villain being booed off stage by excitable kids.

3 February 2006

Free speech, not ‘Me! Me! Me! speech’

Read spiked editor Mick Hume in The Times (London) on the religious hatred bill.

27 September 2005

Free speech on campus

There should be no 'No Platform' policy for Hizb ut-Tahrir - or anybody else.

16 September 2005

Making public debate history

Why should the authorities have the right to shut up both Make Poverty History and the BNP?