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Speakers' Corner, Hyde Park


Comment on Speakers' Corner, Hyde Park

To me, Speaker's Corner represents the ultimate in trying to explain freedom to other co-visitors from India, and now from other countries too. It represents the cutting edge of British people of all sorts. I just wish they had a television channel with regular feeds.

Comment on Speakers' Corner, Hyde Park posted 2007-11-16 by V. Malik from New Delhi


Comment on Speakers' Corner, Hyde Park

Speakers Corner is arguably an ex-icon of England. Despite freedom of expression being a legal human right (Article 10 of the Human Rights Act, 1998) it is continually being eroded. Complete freedom of expression is probably an unrealistic ideal. And, Voltaire was undoubtedly wrong when he said, ?I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it?, if he had intended it as an absolute principle. Nevertheless, I suspect the majority of people in England and the rest of the United Kingdom, regardless of ethnic origin or religious persuasion, would rather err on the side of Voltaire than err on the side of such people who would wish to further restrict our human right to the freedom of expression.

Comment on Speakers' Corner, Hyde Park posted 2006-03-07 by Taxus from Medway