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Time for this again: Rowan Atkinson on Free Speech


The forerunner of the Defend Free Speech campaign was called “Reform Section 5”. This speech by Rowan Atkinson at the launch event in Parliament in 2012 should be heard by every politician, journalist and campaigner before they start calling for laws to silence those they regard as ‘extremists’.

Here is the sketch referred to

We need to bear this in mind constantly – especially today in the world of safe spaces, wokeness, identity politics, self-censorship, political correctness, and so called hate speech and social media hate mobs

Oh and in NZ, Andrew Little does not believe in freedom of expression

BTW this speech was in 2012, since then it has got worse, so much worse

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