Free speech

Why I’ve cancelled my signing at an anti-Trump bookshop

25 February 2017 9:00 am

Why I’ve cancelled my signing at an anti-Trump bookshop

Ms Anne Maple of Lewisham — my new poster girl for free speech

7 January 2017 9:00 am

Now is the time of year to take down the Christmas decorations from your front window and put up, in…

Students are fighting back against the PC creed

8 October 2016 9:00 am

A pro-free speech – and anti-NUS – rebellion is gathering steam at universities all over Britain

Dictators’ new argument against free speech

23 July 2016 9:00 am

These days, you only need to turn your back for five minutes and you’ve missed another horror. The Turkish coup…

How The Satanic Verses failed to burn

28 May 2016 9:00 am

This is a book which, as one eyes its lavish illustrations and dips into its elegant prose, looks as if…

The internet’s war on free speech

14 May 2016 9:00 am

The web was meant to empower us all. Right now, it’s empowering censors

Send us your entries for our ‘President Erdogan Insulting Poetry Competition’

23 April 2016 9:00 am

Pen a foul verse in honour of the Turkish leader and be in the running for a £1,000 poetry prize!

A timely reminder of what junior doctors actually do – and it's not pleasant

16 April 2016 9:00 am

All this week Radio Five Live has been giving us an insight into what it is like not just to…

Stepford students’ new target: other Stepford students

12 March 2016 9:00 am

Politically correct students are now falling victim to the censorious climate they helped create

There’s a right way to lose at the Oxford Union. I did the wrong way

21 November 2015 9:00 am

The way not to win a debate at the Oxford Union, I’ve just discovered, is to start your speech with…

What Scottish professors have to fear from Nicola Sturgeon’s power grab

17 October 2015 8:00 am

What Scotland’s professors have to fear from the SNP’s latest bright idea

David Cameron has a very strange idea of freedom

17 January 2015 9:00 am

Last Sunday, David Cameron marched through Paris in solidarity, so it seemed, with those who stand up for free speech.…

Free speech is so last century. Today’s students want the ‘right to be comfortable’

22 November 2014 9:00 am

Free speech is so last century. Today’s undergraduates demand the ‘right to be comfortable’

So now we know – the BBC is more scared of offending Muslims than gay people

22 March 2014 9:00 am

Are there enough black and minority ethnic people on our television screens? The comedian Lenny Henry thinks not and has…

Sorry, but internet trolling will be with us forever

3 August 2013 9:00 am

This is not to be a column about Twitter. Can’t abide columns about Twitter. I’ve written a few, I know,…