n International Journal for Religious Freedom - A new inquisition : Religious persecution in Britain today, Jon Gower Davies : book review




The United Kingdom is regarded by many as a liberal democracy based on centuries-old principles of free speech and as a model of tolerance. That has now changed. From 1997 to 2010 the UK Labour Government set out to dismantle the historic freedoms which are the attributes of a liberal society, including the freedom of speech. In this short essay, Davies, former Head of Religious Studies Department, University of Newcastle, England, vividly demonstrates how the change has been accomplished.


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