Dr Sean Gabb roasts Chris Bryant MP (Lab.) over the upcoming Oxford Union debate-shindig-protest-event featuring the debagging of David Irving and Nick Griffin.


David Davis 

You can listen to the Sound-Wireless spiel here:

http://www.libertarian.co.uk/multimedia/2007-11-20-bryant-sig.mp3 

The thing starts well, seemingly. Mr Bryant appears initially to favour total free speech absolutely.

Then……….. hmmmmmmm ……… strangely, he tries to pretend that the Oxford Union is somehow different from other places where these two supposed ne’er-do-wells in the headline could speak about their allegedly “extremist” views.  They should “not be given a platform”, and Luke Tryl the President is seemingly in Bryant’s eyes merely executing a sort of PR stunt.

I have sat in the place in my youth, and even spoken fleetingly in debates. So I can’t personally see the moral-philosophic difference between the Oxford Union, Speaker’s Corner, and the public bar of the Blue Anchor round the corner from here.

Sean Gabb is at his corrosively logical best here. Strangely, even the female radio-presenter seems to lean slightly to his point of view, a phenomenon that Gabb does not often experience in his broadcasting career. Bryant ends up being called a fascist, which is quite amusing in a kind of way, bearing in mind he voted for ID cards to be ultimately compulsory for British People; a curiously and wickedly illiberal idea, redolent of the Third Reich and other fascist states such as the USSR and many in Europe today.

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2 responses to “Dr Sean Gabb roasts Chris Bryant MP (Lab.) over the upcoming Oxford Union debate-shindig-protest-event featuring the debagging of David Irving and Nick Griffin.

  1. I’m sure it came as no surprise to Sean Gabb when a Labour MP, having firstly intimated his support of free speech, subsequently proved to believe in no such thing. We have already heard of their commitment to “education, education, education” followed by the systematic undermining of our schools & university system; and their promise to be “tough on crime, tough on the causes of crime” followed by just the opposite.

    I see nothing in the BNP manifesto published on their website to indicate ‘fascism’; indeed, theirs is quite another philosophy, if they mean what they say.
    Of course, Labour would presumably want us to believe it is all a smokescreen : that their championing of real democracy masks a desire for dictatorial government, and that their belief in free speech conceals a mentality which favours a police state.

    Perhaps our marxist masters are just reading their own two-facedness into their opponents.
    We may speculate about the British National Party, but there is no doubt of the true nature of the Labour Party, which has been clearly demonstrated by their own actions.