...96 per cent think that everybody should have freedom of thought, conscience and religion as long as they do not harm others; 85 per cent say that regardless of your faith, the law should protect the right to wear its symbols as long as they do not harm others. The supposed libertarians at UKIP can put that in their populist pipe and smoke it.Now, I would take Shami's opinion a lot more seriously if she had made the same impassioned defence of Geert Wilders when he was banned from the UK illegally, but she didn't, so I won't.
Tuesday, 19 January 2010
Religion and Liberty
Shami Chakrabarti, director of Liberty, has, unsurprisingly, waded into the UKIP burka ban debate with an article in the Times about religious tolerance and freedom of speech: