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Man given community sentence for challenging David Cameron

Man given community sentence for challenging David Cameron

A man has been arrested for shouting at David Cameron, it has announced. Stuart Rodger, 23, hid in a toilet at the Grand Central Hotel before entering a room where the prime minister was addressing Conservatives. The prime minister’s bodyguards then tackled Mr Rodger, who was then led away by Special Branch. Mr Rodger was accused of behaving in a[Read More...]

David Cameron unveils plans to ban free speech and protest

David Cameron unveils plans to ban free speech and protest

The government has unveiled plans to ban anyone who criticises it from appearing on TV or protesting. Under the guise of protecting the public from ‘extremism’ the government proposal will allow police to vet the social media activity of “harmful” individuals and curb their right to speak at public events. The maximum sentence could be up to 10 years in[Read More...]

Free speech under siege in Britain

Free speech under siege in Britain

Freedom of speech is once again  under attack, thanks to a new draft Bill being proposed by parliament which would effectively ban charities and community groups from campaigning on political issues. The Transparency of Lobbying, Non-Party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration Bill severely restricts what organisations or individuals can say or publish in the run-up to an election and forces grassroots[Read More...]