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'From fanaticism to barbarism is only one step' - Diderot

Wednesday, 14 January 2004

Free speech in Britain

I've resisted joining the debate about Robert Kilroy-Silk, former Labour MP, and his 'plain speaking' (or 'hate speech', according to some) remarks about Moslems and the fact that his puerile morning chat-show on BBC1 television has been withdrawn pending an inquiry into the remarks, made in an article published in a British tabloid. However, this sensible commentary in a generally sensible forum just about sums up my view of this whole matter, so I'll adopt it as my own reaction.

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