Third of Brits afraid to speak out on immigration and religion

More than one in every three Brits self-censors on topics such as religion and immigration, according to a new poll. And four in ten Brits think that there is not enough freedom of speech in Britain today. The findings have prompted the author of a new report on freedom of speech to call on politicians across the political spectrum to robustly debate controversial issues rather than seeking to ban opinions they don’t like.

The results were revealed in a poll by YouGov commissioned by the New Culture Forum, which will be launching its new report ‘Speakers Cornered: Twenty-first century Britain’s culture of silence’ at an event in central London this evening.

  • dance…dancetotheradio

    They self censor because they are living in an Orwellian police state.

    • People have arrested for tweets.

      • dance…dancetotheradio

        They probably self censored themselves when responding to the survey, lest they be identified as self censors who needed further scrutiny.

  • Achmed

    And they should be if they don’t like beheading!

  • disqus_omtDhqWCVP

    The Brits of the Blitz are no more.
    British Courage has been drowned in booze.
    British history and culture are about to be inundated by camel urine.

    The British Empire must have been on of the shortest lived empires in history.
    Piltdowns and Neanderthals had considerably longer lasting power – with stone weapons. So did the Incas and Aztecs and Jews.

    Mickey Oberman

  • ed

    I`m not ” send the fkin parasites back to their own third world shittte hole`s [ ed uk ]

  • Raymond Hietapakka

    I was told in 1973 that Britain has/had some of the World’s toughest anti-press laws. All the stupid reporting on the “Royals” was a result of all that blank space which British editors had struggled to fill…