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My views on free speech

January 26, 2014 at 6:33 pm / by

For those of you asking about my stance on Hampstead and Kilburn’s Lib Dem candidate Maajid Nawaz and free speech, here’s what I think:

In tandem with the Conservatives, the Liberal Democrats have been responsible for a huge number of damaging policy decisions. I disagree with my Lib Dem opponent on many issues: on tuition fees, on the punitive bedroom tax, on secret courts and on destructive NHS reforms. Having listened to what our constituents are saying, I know they still want clear answers on the cost of living crisis, soaring house prices and jobs.

Regardless of these crucial political policy differences, I also believe in every individual’s legal right to freedom of speech without incurring death threats or violence.

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