Free Speech…the freedom that trade unions forgot

Marc Glendenning (Head of Cultural Affairs, IEA) sits down with Dennis Hayes to discuss Dennis’s chapter in the IEA’s new book ‘Having Your Say’. Dennis’s chapter focuses on how trade unions have forgotten about free speech. You can read Having Your Say here –… Trade unions, in the past among the fiercest proponents of free speech, have moved away from this and instead focus on a ‘therapeutic’ role which requires them to protect members from speech that is felt to threaten harm or vaguely defined ‘offence’.