In the final plenary session of 2016, the European Parliament furtively amended its Rules of Procedure to give its President sweeping powers to censor so-called “hate speech” by Members in the Chamber. Outgoing President Martin Schulz had the draconian measure drafted by fellow-socialist MEP Richard Corbett with virtually no consultation of backbench MEPs. Continue reading
As radical homosexualist militants ramp up their campaign to redefine marriage in Cyprus, they want to eliminate the Church of Cyprus from the public debate. In line with the tactics of the Lesbian-Gay Bullying Totalitarian (LGBT) lobby worldwide, they are seeking to use so-called ‘hate-speech’ laws to silence the Church and prevent its bishops and priests from telling Cypriots the truth about the dangers of homosexual activity. Continue reading
His name is Falk Richter. Until a few days ago, we had never even heard his name, but this was apparently due to our own ignorance. In the meantime we have consulted his website on which one can read that he is “one of the most important German playwrights and directors of his generation. His plays have been translated into more than 25 languages and are produced all over the world.”
Forgive us. We didn’t know. Continue reading
Whatever else one may think of them, the victims of a murderous crime deserve our compassion. But does this victim status entail entitlement to a prize? Or should prizes not rather be conferred to those who have distinguished themselves through a particularly meritorious contribution to the public good?
The French Socialist MEP Pervenche Berès has made the proposal to give a special Sakharov prize to the cartoonists of Charlie Hebdo. Continue reading