We should not send people to prison for being offensive – Jonathan Calder explains what should be a simple principle, but it’s one sadly forgotten by many people.
Eric Pickles: are you a cigar-chomping Commie? – Writing at Liberal Democrat Voice, Andy Boddington points out some of the Communities Secretary’s inconsistencies and hypocrisies.
Perpetual Peace and European Union – To mark the EU winning the Nobel Peace Prize, Chris Brooke reproduces a lecture on some of the philosophical origins of it.
NHS Reform the bill that “no one voted for”? Not really. – Mat Bowles looks at what was actually in the Conservative manifesto two years ago.
Jimmy Savile and David Icke – all the pieces matter – Not for everyone: Frantic Planet looks at the bizarre conspiracy theories being espoused on the David Icke forums. (via)
Liberalism is trust of the people tempered by prudence. Conservatism is distrust of the people tempered by fear.