In the middle of October I was invited to give an interview for BBC Sussex about Katie Hopkins. It's not the first interview I have given about her, and as I have discovered over the last two days, it wasn't my last. She is someone who brings out the worst in people, irrespective of whether you agree with her or not. She is deliberately provocative; she stirs up trouble when perhaps it would be wiser to keep one's counsel. But, no matter what we think about her, she has a right to free speech.Read more
The Freedom Association complains to Sussex PCC after Katie Hopkins' talk was cancelled at Lewes Speakers Festival
The Freedom Association has today written to Katy Bourne, Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner, to ask her to order an investigation into the policing methods used outside All Saints Centre in Lewes on Saturday 25 November 2017 which resulted in the cancellation of a talk by Katie Hopkins.Read more
Andrew Allison, Head of Campaigns, was interviewed on BBC Sussex this morning about the over zealous dog wardens leaping on anyone who hasn't got their dog on a lead when they should.
Those caught may have broken a bylaw, but surely common sense should prevail? If appears not, and as it is a private company issuing the fines, Andrew thinks it has more do to with making money than it has with keeping residents and visitors safe. The punishment should fit the crime, but apparently Hastings Council is exempt - or so it thinks.Read more