Day: 12 June 2020

Lockdown Sceptics

An American meme, hence the misspelling of "cancelled" Apologies for the lateness of today's update. I've been busy setting up a GoFundMe page for the Free Speech Union's new litigation fund. In the current climate of Maoist intolerance, the Free Speech Union is being deluged with requests for help from people all over the country. As I've been documenting in this twitter thread, dozens of people have suffered catastrophic career damage for criticising the activities of the Black Lives Matter movement, or because they haven’t genuflected before it with sufficient piety, or because they’re linked to someone who’s criticised it. But it isn't just BLM. The public shaming of people who challenged the official Covid narrative in the first three months of the pandemic has now been extended to anyone who expresses the slightest dissent from progressive dogma – and people on the Left are as vulnerable as people on the Right, as we've seen with the recent mobbing of JK Rowling. It's as if the line you're expected to remain on the right side of has suddenly lurched violently to the left, with people finding themselves being cancelled for saying something that would have been perfectly fine two weeks ago. We need to put a stop to this madness. Freedom of expression is legally protected in Britain, but that's ...

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