LIBERTY IS INDIVISIBLE! Everyone must have the right to hold political views and hold down a job without the two contradicting the other.Political vetting is not part of the British culture (although it has/is part of others). We like it that way. Indeed many defenders of Liberty overseas use the experience of the U.K. as a model of how to tolerate other viewpoints.
Unfortunately, not everyone in the country believes in this tolerance. Members of the far-left in particular, are beginning to flex their muscles by calling the banning from various professions of those they dislike .At present left-wing members of the General Teaching Council (GTC) are threatening to convict a teacher of 'racial and religious intolerance'. They have charged this teacher (Adam Walker) with voicing his 'intolerance' via the Internet.
We believe however that the charge is a pre-textural excuse because Mr. Walker is known to be a member of the British National Party (BNP) and this probably accounts for why all his communications were monitored. Whatever ones opinions of the BNP are, Mr Walker should have every right to his political opinions and to join any (legal) political party. His views should be of no concern to the GTC. We, as a liberty organisation, have organised a demonstration in support of Mr. Walker entitled 'Make a noise for Freedom' outside the GTC Hearing on November 17th. The Press are welcome.Theme: MAKE A NOISE FOR FREEDOM! (asking people to bring instruments)Date: November 17thPlace: Victoria Square, Birmingham. 24/10/08
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We agree with the above, but when will the BNP practice what it preaches?
The BNP, is more than happy to expel anyone whose opinion, or outlook, differs from their own. Sadly, this well deserved day of action for, Mr Walker, will be lost in the wreckage of all those thrown out of the BNP for having minds of their own.