As we know, many people have their political opinions frozen in time when they’re young, and it’s almost impossible to change them. A case in point is Tom Harris:
How on earth did we get to a point where the fight for freedom of expression is one that is owned entirely by the Right-wing of the UK’s political spectrum?
Throughout my life and my 34 years as a Labour Party member, it was Labour, not the Conservatives, who stood for the right to say and write whatever you wanted.
34 years ago is about the last ever time the Labour Party ever stood up for free speech. No amount of counter-evidence seems to have permeated through Tom Harris’s skull since that time.
In other news:
Academics are accusing a Tory MP and government whip of “McCarthyite” behaviour, after he wrote to all universities asking them to declare what they are teaching their students about Brexit and to provide a list of teachers’ names.
ie. Universities are upset because they think the government is going to start doing what they do: censoring opinion.