Sunday, 19 July 2009

Conservative Free Speech

From The BBC:-

A Tory government would attempt to remove the long standing peace camp in Parliament Square, David Cameron says.

Anti-war campaigner Brian Haw has been camping opposite Parliament since 2001, surrounded by banners and placards.

Just to reinforce this point: If you're voting Conservative for liberty, think again.

I happen to disagree with Brian Haw, but I rather like him being there. He's a constant reminder to the people inside the house that we have the right to disagree.

The Tory leader said he was in favour of free speech but the square had been turned into a "pretty poor place" and it was time to say "enough is enough".

I'd say it's a nobler place than the building next door to it.

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