March 19, 2018

I went to Speakers' Corner on Sunday for one reason: Because others could not.

Katie HopkinsShillman Fellow

I went to Speakers Corner on Sunday for one reason. Because others could not.

Two enthusiastic young people known for their outspoken views were barred from entering the U.K. and held in a detention centre.

One was German, the other American. The reason? To prevent future hate speech as yet unsaid, silenced to avoid offending local communities in the U.K.

Another — a young Canadian — was hauled off a bus at Calais, detained and deported.

Her crime? Making fun of Islam during a previous visit to the U.K. She questioned, "Is Allah gay?"

A fourth met the same treatment — detained at the airport in the UK and deported. His crime? He had a copy of the speech for Speakers Corner in his bag — a speech that was going to be delivered by Tommy Robinson the next day in Hyde Park.

Now you may say you hate Tommy Robinson. Perhaps you can’t stand him? And you may have good reason.

I’m not trying to change your mind. Frankly, I am not universally loved either.

But I am very clear: 

I did not go to Speakers Corner to defend freedom of speech...

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commented 2018-03-20 08:21:17 -0400
Perhaps every town should have a speaker’s corner and citizens can rise up en masse to be heard.
Britain has closed it’s borders to truth tellers, while remaining open to those who want to implement 7th century barbarism.
commented 2018-03-20 02:06:09 -0400
Considering where Pro Nationalist sentiments were just five years ago, compared to today, it is going to be very interesting to see where Pro Nationalist sentiments are in another five years.
When our politicians get e democratic result that they dont want, they sneer ‘Populist’ But what they forget is that Populism ‘IS’ Democracy ! The greatest good for the greatest number.
And not the upturned society that we have now that is the cause of so many problems.
Keep up the good work !
Sean Bryson
http://www.SeanBryson.com
commented 2018-03-20 02:04:23 -0400
Considering where Pro Nationalist sentiments were just five years ago, compared to today, it is going to be very interesting to see where Pro Nationalist sentiments are in another five years.
When our politicians get e democratic result that they dont want, they sneer ‘Populist’ But what they forget is that Populism ‘IS’ Democracy ! The greatest good for the greatest number.
And not the upturned society that we have now that is the cause of so many problems.
Keep up the good work !
commented 2018-03-19 23:50:06 -0400
I’m sorry for the abuse you have to take. You are on my hero list. Thank you for your courage indeed.
I never thought I would see the day when westerners were banned and Islamist’s embraced in the UK.
British nationals, rise up and pull your country back from the precipice so Canada can see how its done.
Good for Tommy delivering that speech. You can stifle the messenger but the message will get out one way or the other, be assured.
commented 2018-03-19 23:07:51 -0400
The ‘Establishment’ doesn’t matter. The MSM doesn’t matter. Neither could sustain themselves without the rest of us. If the majority agree with them, then so be it. Freedom is lost and rightly so. If the majority do not agree they need to take their rapidly disappearing right to speak out and speak up. Thank-you for your courage and example.
commented 2018-03-19 20:48:45 -0400
Sorry Katie, I’m disappointed in you. I expected videos from you being sent all over the Free World.
This Speakers Corner is the largest counter-protest to get back Free Speech in the UK in years. It may be the start of freeing the held down British people.
I was expecting to see you on Tucker Carlson’s show, or whatever it takes to get the subdued British Citizen thinking again of their possible survival.
commented 2018-03-19 19:02:30 -0400
Thank you for your courage and for defending our freedom.