Society and Culture

The state has no business policing private speech


In the Media

Mark Littlewood writes in The Mail

Marc Glendening writes in CapX

IEA Head of Cultural Affairs Marc Glendening has written in CapX warning that the jailing of two Met Policemen for sending grossly offensive WhatsApp messages sets a dire precedent for free speech.

After condemning the vile content of the messages, Marc wrote:

“in a free society people should be free to be ‘grossly offensive’, because what constitutes this is, by definition, a matter of subjective judgement.”


Marc also argued:

“Britain is incrementally, silently, transitioning away from a society committed on principle to freedom of political and cultural speech, to one in which there is an emerging state-approved ideology.”


The full article can be read here.