Nov 27th 2013

Who decides what we can read?

Speaking at the Internet Service Providers Association, Security Minister James Brokenshire said that an announcement on blocking extremist websites is ‘forthcoming.’ This follows the Prime Minister telling Parliament on October 23 that: “We have had repeated meetings of the extremism task force — it met again yesterday — setting out a whole series of steps […]

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Oct 22nd 2013

The Lobbying Bill remains a threat to free speech

Today Big Brother Watch’s logo appears alongside some groups you might not expect us to share a platform with – from Labour List to the League Against Cruel Sports, the Taxpayers Alliance to Christian Aid. The reason we are all united? The Lobbying Bill, which the House Of Lords begins debating today. We’ve previously warned […]

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Sep 10th 2013

Part 2 of the Lobbying Bill should be withdrawn

Part 2 of the Lobbying Bill is a significant change and proposes regulating a broad swathe of those most active in public debate. It poses a major threat to freedom of speech and public debate, and must be considered in the most delicate manner. It has already achieved unprecedented cross-party, non-partisan agreement in opposition to […]

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Sep 5th 2013

Neil Wallis: Why no 6am raids for city execs?

This is a guest post from Neil Wallis, a former editor of the News of the World. He is a Fleet Street veteran for 35 years, former editor of The People, former deputy editor of both The Sun and the News of the World, and gave evidence twice at the Leveson Inquiry. He was arrested […]

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Sep 3rd 2013

This Lobbying Bill must not pass.

We agree with 38 Degrees. With Conservative Home. With the National Council for Voluntary Organisations. With Owen Jones. With the Quakers in Britain. With Labour List. Polly Toynbee, Helen Mountfield QC, British Medical Association, Shelter, the Royal British Legion, the British Heart Foundation and Guide Dogs. We could go on. We expect this does not […]

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