Combating hate speech: who decides what is hate?

On Wednesday 6 November, Claire argued in the European Parliament that laws on hate speech are a threat to free speech. She used as an example the way that some feminists have been attacked by trans activists. By allowing free speech to be undermined in this manner, she continues, the EU is undermining a vitally … Read more Combating hate speech: who decides what is hate?

We need fewer rules and regulations and more freedom

In the European Parliament on Wednesday 6 November, Claire spoke against attempts to regulate the media. She noted that the mainstream media is often caught up in a ‘bubble’ and is insensitive to trends and developments beyond that bubble. As a result, mainstream outlets were caught by surprise by the vote to leave the EU … Read more We need fewer rules and regulations and more freedom

The outsourcing of migrant policy and the loss of solidarity

In the European Parliament on Wednesday 6 November, Claire had an exchange with Michalis Chrisochoidis, the Greek minister for citizens’ protection. Claire pointed out that while there are calls for solidarity with migrants, that sense of fellow feeling has been undermined by the way responsibility has been outsourced to the Turkish government. This has been … Read more The outsourcing of migrant policy and the loss of solidarity