Archive for June, 2014

Free speech and British values

cropjaved1The road from Magna Carta to 21st century freedom of speech online leads through a little corner of Hyde Park: Speakers’ Corner. Culture Secretary Sajid Javed told us how he had been shown Speakers’ Corner as a ten year old. A recently arrived relative pointed out to him that Britain was lucky to have such a place, and Pakistan did not. The young Javed was more interested in getting an icecream, but he remembered the message about the value of free speech. A couple of hecklers wanted to shout him down with complaints about the lack of toilets at the revamped Speakers’ Corner but why shouldn’t the minister have his say?

Simon and I join Mark Field MP and Lord Mayor at garden party

Great to see Mark Field MP, Lord Mayor and fellow councillors at successful HPEA garden party in aid of WW1 education charity.cropmark5

 

Antonia Cox

Westminster City Hall,
64 Victoria Street
London SW1E 6QP

0207 641 3411

acox@westminster.gov.uk

Categories
Disclaimer
The views expressed on this website are those of the author and not necessarily those of the Conservative Councillors' Association or the Conservative Party.