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Tuesday, 5 May 2009

A liberal society

So, the Government has published a 'least wanted' list.
Now, as a pretty liberal left sort of a bloke, this is quite interesting for me. As a liberal sort, I want to see everyone's views tolerated. It's the classic example of what liberals do when someone is illiberal. Now, as a liberal, I think they should be allowed to say what they like. It's hardly tolerant to only tolerate those people who agree with you.
Is there a danger that Britain is an illiberal liberal country? It's a pretty standard thought and i've hardly re-invented the wheel with this, it just got me thinking about the nature of liberalism and liberty.

I personally err on the side of free speech, but it's a very interesting this to debate and decide

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