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Free speech

30 January 2012

The misogyny of the
anti-Page 3 brigade

The prudes trying to strip the tabloids of topless pics belittle women far more than any male reader could.

25 January 2012

The Leveson Inquiry is the enemy of a free press

Now it's out: Lord Justice Leveson wants quasi-state regulation - in the name of 'press freedom'.

24 January 2012

‘This is becoming an
anti-tabloid witch-hunt’

Read the transcript of CBC’s interview with Brendan O’Neill about Leveson, lies and press freedom.

3 January 2012

Using tabloid tactics to slay the tabloids

The Guardian's retraction of the Charlotte Church story brings to 40 the number of anti-Murdoch articles it has had to correct.

15 December 2011

The SNP’s offensive against free speech

A draconian law passed in Scotland yesterday blurs the distinction between hurtful words and harmful deeds.

13 December 2011

The truth about
anti-tabloid hysteria

Many of the anti-Murdoch stories of the past year have been based more on rumour than reality.

7 December 2011

Serious journalists slebs for censorship

Why those who normally abhor celebrity culture are cheering the likes of Hugh Grant and Steve Coogan against the celeb-obsessed tabloids.

5 December 2011

The rise and rise of intolerant tolerance

ESSAY: Scotland’s elite is trying to fashion a whole new identity built on anti-sectarianism.

5 December 2011

It’s Jeremy Clarkson’s fans they really fear

Clarkson’s comments are considered dangerous because his audience is presumed to be a bunch of thicko automatons.

22 November 2011

Celtic fans: you’re not singing anymore

In what country was a 17-year-old recently arrested for singing an outlawed song? Iran? China? No, it was the UK.