The ‘liberals’ who don’t care about free speech
The Lib Dems’ Layla Moran says free speech should ‘absolutely not’ be a priority.
Even in a world where Labour no longer represents working people, and the Conservatives don’t want to conserve very much, the Liberal Democrats are still the most dishonestly named party in British politics.
Having spent the past four years campaigning against the democratic vote for Brexit, now the Lib Dems have turned against the most important liberal value of all: free speech.
Speaking on Question Time last night, Lib Dem foreign-affairs spokesperson Layla Moran was asked about the crisis of free speech on British campuses. ‘Should this be the priority? Absolutely not’, she said. The government’s attempts to uphold free speech were ‘purposefully divisive’, she added.
The Lib Dems were so proud of Moran’s commitment to the climate of censorship on campus that they even put a clip of her saying it on social media:
Should free speech at universities be a priority right now? "Absolutely not" @LaylaMoran calls out @GavinWilliamson for his distraction tactics and absolutely inept performance as Education Secretary on #BBCQT pic.twitter.com/dFQAjlC4uh
— Liberal Democrats (@LibDems) February 18, 2021
These illiberal anti-democrats need to call it a day.
Picture by: BBC.
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