Tag Archives: free speech

  1. James Damore, Google, and the slow death of free speech

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    August 24, 2017 by Paul Goldsmith

    Here is a fact about the gender gap in A-levels. Boys were 90% of Computing, 79% of Physics and 73% …
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  2. Government response to Jihadi John another example of how ‘hard cases make bad law’

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    March 3, 2015 by Paul Goldsmith

    Often, we are faced with an extreme situation that leads to the cry that “something must be done.” Governments, or …
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  3. Je suis Dan Uzan. Any ideas how to stop that actually being so?

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    February 21, 2015 by Paul Goldsmith

    We’re going to have to get used to this, you know. We may find, over the next year or two, …
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  4. “Je Suis Charlie” – we have the right to FEEL offended but we don’t have the right not to BE offended

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    February 1, 2015 by Paul Goldsmith

    I’ve been thinking, and reading, since January 7th, about free speech. Should it really be unlimited? What does ‘offensive’ mean? …
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  5. The farcical use of “tolerance” as a reason to cancel a political debate involving UKIP at UEA

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    November 30, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    The most depressing thing about the story (click here) of students at the University of East Anglia coming together to …
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  6. I wear a poppy to commemorate the deaths of those who fought so some people could choose NOT to wear one

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    November 10, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    Every year I find myself having to explain to people why I believe that Remembrance Sunday is a day for pacifists, …
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  7. Data Retention and Investigation Powers Bill – ‘Then they came for me…..’

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    July 13, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    Not being a fan of censorship of any form, my thoughts when I heard about the fast-tracking of the Data …
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