Freedom of expression “should be enshrined in law to break the rising tide of culture cancellation”
Free speech should be enshrined in law to break the rising tide of culture cancellation, according to a report.
The move would end fears of being humiliated by awakened critics or accused of hate crimes, says the report commissioned by the Reclaim Party.
Campaigners demand that free speech be given the same legal protection in Britain as it is in the United States.
Police should be deprived of the power to investigate so-called non-criminal hate incidents, according to the 50-page document.
He also calls for websites not to be allowed to censor posts unless an offense is committed.
And he insists that employers should no longer be able to fire people for expressing an opinion that is just out of fashion.
New laws to end the unofficial thought police are demanded in the report – In Protection of Freedom of Speech – compiled by lawyer Francis Hoar in the wake of the revival-inspired wave of censorship and discrimination.
Actor and head of the Reclaim Party, Laurence Fox, said: “There is a war on language and our right to use it, because every day those who seek offense anywhere find offense everywhere.
“The meaning of our words is twisted and twisted until they get stuck in the mouth for fear of repercussions.”
Former Supreme Court Justice Lord Sumption warns in the foreword that society is on the path to dictatorship when agencies take control of knowledge. He says: “Knowledge advances by confronting opposing arguments and not by suppressing them.
“Some of what people believe may be wrong. Some of them can be harmful. We cannot have the truth without accommodating error.
He says many issues can no longer be openly debated in this country, including race, religion, gender reassignment, Covid decisions, vaccinations, the NHS and even British history.
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WHY does it matter if “Red Len” McCluskey is replaced by another far left leader from Britain’s biggest union?
Because the ripple effect is that Labor will fall back into the grip of the Corbynistas.
The appallingly low turnout in these union elections makes it a joke.
McCluskey won with a turnout of just 12% of Unite’s 1.4 million members.
So we urge moderate members to truly unite – and vote against the hard-left wreckers.