Graham Linehan’s last laugh

How a beloved comedy writer fell foul of the thoughtpolice.

Topics Culture Free Speech Identity Politics UK

Graham Linehan, the man behind Father Ted, Black Books and The IT Crowd, was one of the most celebrated comedy writers of his generation. That all changed when he began to speak out against gender ideology and the threat it poses to women’s spaces, gay rights and children’s safety. Linehan is now unable to work in the industry in which he was once so revered, and is the target of intense online hatred. All this for voicing opinions that are only outrageous to a privileged, intolerant few. But the tide is beginning to turn. Gender-critical voices are finally getting a hearing in the mainstream media and Linehan is dipping his toe into comedy once more. Has Graham Linehan been vindicated? spiked went to meet him to find out more.

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Topics Culture Free Speech Identity Politics UK


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