Cherish right to speak out freely
SO Joy Garner's precious hurt feelings come before the right to express views contrary to her own?
As Richard Hobbs pointed out, "Democracy is fundamentally underpinned by freedom of expression rather than prosecution."
My mind went back to the 2010 election campaign, when Gordon Brown called a middle-aged lady a bigot for expressing her concerns about uncontrolled immigration. I don't recall my local Labour politicians dissociating themselves from Mr Brown's remarks and defending her democratic right to express them.
MR P WELLS
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