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Why free speech would be the victim of Stop Funding Hate’s righteous march

THE hypocrisy of some supporters of the Stop Funding Hate campaign is startling. Do they not see that the biliousness of their own attacks on tabloid newspapers undermine their claims to be champions of a fairer society? Are they not … Continue reading

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How the pen, not the keyboard, best expressed our outrage at the Charlie Hebdo massacre

Some of us thought the era of the newspaper cartoonist was all but over when the appalling murders in Paris on Wednesday reminded us that this form of journalism still has immense relevance. There were plenty of powerful photographs from … Continue reading

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Why the ex-minister who left his lights on wants to curb an ‘over-mighty’ Press

From his cosy perch in the House of Lords, a peer has been haughtily condemning newspapers for having the temerity to challenge a threat to free speech. Tory Lord Jenkin of Roding, who served as an energy minister in the … Continue reading

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Community resolution and anonymity for suspects: a dangerous combination

The Labour party’s criticism of the use of so-called community resolution to deal with serious crime adds weight to doubts raised last month about giving anonymity to people arrested by the police. The combination of the two will fuel fears … Continue reading

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