Tag: free speech

Will Oslo Cause A Rethink..?

Last week, council leader Liam Smith wrote to home secretary Theresa May asking her to ban “inflammatory” protests in Barking and Dagenham after an English Defence League protest against a planned mosque and community centre in Green Lane, Dagenham, escalated…

First They Came For The Wankers

The government’s first big attempt at web censorship is an attempt to ban pornography from the internet ‘for the kids’. To be precise: Under the scheme to protect children from extreme images, hardcore sites would be automatically banned from ALL…

”If we could talk to the animals….”

…it’d be a horrific abuse of their rights. Apparently…. Monkey World director Dr Alison Cronin has launched a stinging attack on the research of a visiting American academic and has urged students in the south to boycott her lecture. *gets…

‘Brendan O’Neill’ is a nom de plume

Or so I have been told by a dreadfully unreliable source. And why not? Many honourable scribes have used noms de plume: Mark Twain, Lewis Carroll, the Brontës, Harold Robbins, C S Lewis, Stephen King… And not just proppah authors. Tribunes…