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A freedom too far?

Freedom of speech is often taken for granted as one of the pillars of democracy in Britain. But in reality, what we can say is limited in all sorts of ways – not just by the laws of the land, but increasingly by the fear of giving offence. In my BBC Radio Four programme A Freedom Too Far? I argue that we’ve got ourselves into a free speech muddle. We’re outlawing certain points of view for fear of upsetting self-designated victim groups, while allowing free rein to other forms of…

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