Local rag in freedom of speech fury

A small storm is brewing in the media world in Brighton, with a claim that the monopoly local paper, the Argus, has threatened the Brighton Green party with “consequences” after a Green Party member set up a Twitter account and website criticising and ridiculing its standards of journalism. The full story can be found here.  […]

The return of hate speech

There is a belief among what might be termed the Tabloid Right that in a world of “political correctness gone mad” people are not allowed to say certain things.  A quick glance at the Dale Farm hashtag (#dalefarm) on Twitter will demonstrate the absurdity of that view.  In a culture that has been brutalised by […]