Why ‘no platform’ is incompatible with freedom of speech   Leave a comment

This article was first written for the Free Society in April 2010

So far freedom has failed to become a hot issue in the general election despite numerous curtailments to individual and collective liberties over the past five years from anti-terror laws to the ban on smoking in pubs. In fact, the election itself is appearing to damage another one of our most fundamental freedoms, our freedom of speech. As the election draws closer and debate heats up, both Conservative and Labour candidates have started to refuse to debate the BNP. This is something that we should all challenge as it demeans us – the public – and our democratic election process.

The rest of this article can be found here: http://www.thefreesociety.org/Columnists/Suzy-Dean/why-no-platform-is-incompatible-with-freedom-of-speech

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Posted February 4, 2011 by suzydean in Freedom

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