Excellent arguement Boris.
Today I am sitting in my boiling and un-air-conditioned office getting psyched up for an afternoon in the House of Commons.
We have before us an appalling bill, and because I have no confidence that I will catch the Speaker's eye, I want to tell you NOW roughly what I am going to say - or what I would say, if given the chance to speak.
Boris Johnson (Henley): "Mr Speaker I do not want to detain the House long, since so many of the points have of course been so eloquently made by my Hon Friends on the front benches.
I simply want to add my voice to the general and growing chorus of those who believe that this bill is bad, ill-thought out, and likely to do far more harm than good.
In trying to create a new offence, of incitement to religious hatred, I believe the government is on the verge of an almost mediaeval repression of free speech.
Wednesday, June 22, 2005
Boris Johnson blogs
Despite having a blog under his name, Boris Johnson hardly ever blogs. Most of the posts are from Melissa. Today he did - on the subject of Racial and Religious Hatred Bill: Second Reading:
Posted by Jon Choo @ Wednesday, June 22, 2005