While Toby Young’s new initiative Free Speech Union is welcome among defenders of free speech, he has not gone far enough according to two prominent free speech activists in Europe.
Aia Fog at the Danish Trykkefrihedselskabet wrote recently about Young’s project as giving free speech rights to the chattering classes while being silent on #TommyRobinson.
There cannot be limitations on free speech except for incitement to violence. Anne Marie Waters is clear in the distinction between naming Muslims’ overrepresentation in sexual violence against English girls and wanting to hurt all Muslims. The former is a fact, though not mentioned in the media for decades, the latter a crime, a true hate speech.