We are living through disruption to politics and society. Increasingly this is delivered by individuals proudly claiming their rights to free speech. Journalist Yasmin Alibhai-Brown argues that sexist homophobic views are sometimes justified as expressions of liberty. Should individual rights always take precedence over collective, social responsibility? Despite its flaws, do we need to defend political correctness in a turbulent world?
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Yasmin Alibhai-Brown writes for newspapers including the i, Evening Standard, and Daily Mail. She appears regularly on TV and radio. She is the author of several books, winner of the Orwell Prize for journalism, and Professor of Journalism at Middlesex University.