Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Attacking Freedom

Here is an excellent article by Gerald Warner in today's Telegraph Online.

He savages the hypocrisy of the Equality and Human Rights Commission in starting action against the BNP, for seemingly barring non-whites from membership, while saying nothing about the National Black Police Association who, it seems, now claim that the 'black' in their title is not ethnic or racial. Yes, I know.

Personally I prefer to know exactly what an organisation stands for so that, as with the BNP, I can avoid them like the plague. But I do believe that they should have the right to expess their views, no matter how odious.

What Warner says isn't necessarily hugely controversial to those of us who believe in free speech, but the momentous thing is that it has been published in the Telegraph. Perhaps, just maybe, possibly the tide is very slowly starting to turn, who knows?

While we're at it, I look forward to the day when the 400 employees of the EHRC are all made redundant, now that would be progress.

1 comment:

T Bishop Finger said...

The BNP might aswell just give in to the EHRC, because I don't think they'll be flooded with applications from ethnic minorities anyway.