Tuesday, 20 October 2009
Free speech and the Mail newspapers
There may well be calls for Vince Cable to end his contributions to the Mail Online, in view of Jan Moir's homophobic recent article. It would be wrong for him to do so. Apart from being a gesture against press freedom, it would take away a counter-weight to conservative articles in a popular journal. The Mail outlets have a substantial readership which votes Liberal Democrat. I can't believe that the Moir article is typical of Mail readers' thinking, but I do hope that Vince addresses the issue in his next column.