Keir Starmer is no free-speech champion

Source: spiked
by Mick Hume

“During many political contests, Starmer is known to prefer sitting on the bench and staying out of the fray, in the hope that his opponents will trip over their own bootlaces without him having to risk a tackle. On Wednesday, however, during Prime Minister’s Questions in the House of Commons, the Labour leader leapt two-footed into the clash over football presenter Gary Lineker and the BBC. Result: Sir Keir ended up exposing himself as a Premier League-level idiot and hypocrite on the top-of-the-table issue of freedom of speech. … For years, Labour MPs and supporters have insisted that woke cancel culture does not really exist, and is merely a cynical right-wing invention to penalise the left. Now Starmer apparently discovers that cancel culture is a big issue, accusing the Tories of trying to give Lineker a red card.” (03/15/23)