So, a newspaper carries and advertisement for the BNP. The editor\’s comment?

In his editorial column, Mr Martin wrote: "To be able to tolerate those we vehemently disagree with is the hallmark of an open, egalitarian and democratic society, where freedom of speech and expression are sacrosanct."

Quite. As DK said in a slightly different context. Why do we not censor or ban fascists?

Because we are not fascists.

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4 thoughts on “Spot On”

  1. “To be able to tolerate those we vehemently disagree with is the hallmark of an open, egalitarian and democratic society..” is bollocks. It’s a sign of a liberal society.

  2. “To be able to tolerate those we vehemently disagree with is the hallmark of an open, egalitarian and democratic society,

    Sorry but Dearieme is right.

    Put the word egalitarian in there and you are forced into intolerance toward anyone who is not in favour massively robbing Peter to pay Paul.

  3. Tolerating someone’s views != taking their money to publish their advertisements.

    I wonder if Mr Martin would publish an advertisement for the legalisation of paedophilia?

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