This is my first post for the Spectator. In the coming months I hope to be writing about the fight for liberal and democratic values in Britain - don't worry I am not a Liberal Democrat, they are either sitting out the great struggles of our time or on the wrong side - culture, politics and anything else that comes along. The editor, a kind and caring man, warned me that posters here could sometimes be rather rough. I'm all for freedom of speech. But I in turn should warn you that I am an Observer columnist, and this is how we deal with readers who do not treat us with due deference.