’cause it’s not pretty!
I’m not usually one to comment on political issues but this one caught my attention. This was a quote from David Cameron to Sky News regarding Christian peaceful protester Brain Haw who has sat outside parliament 24/7 since 2001 in protest of the suffering of innocent Iraqis during the invasion and occupation Iraq and who has subsequently challenge the freedom of speech and freedom to protest laws with the U.K.
“I am all in favour of free speech and the right to demonstrate and the right to protest” said Cameron, “But I think there are moments when our Parliament Square does look like a pretty poor place, with shanty town tents and the rest of it”.
He added that “I am all for demonstrations but my argument is ‘enough is enough’”.
Whether you agree with Brians Haws’ protest or not… the argument for his removal on the basis he makes the place look messy is a little weak, and ultimately freedom of speech is exactly that….freedom….whether we like it or not….or it’s not freedom is it? interesting huh.