Letters March 2018

March 03 2018

A TIP of the top hat to Jacob Rees Mogg, MP, for confronting hooded hecklers at a recent talk he gave at University of the West of England (UWE), part of which campus is located in the Fishponds/Stapleton area.

I take my hat off to Jacob Rees-Mogg 

A TIP of the top hat to Jacob Rees Mogg, MP, for confronting hooded hecklers at a recent talk he gave at University of the West of England (UWE), part of which campus is located in the Fishponds/Stapleton area.

As a parliamentarian he is entirely at home dealing with the cut and thrust of vigorous debate. Heckling from opposition benches and sometimes even from his own party is a commonplace for him. The UWE experience was, therefore, water off a duck's back; a point that he himself made clear in a later interview with local television.

Most importantly we must applaud him as a champion for freedom of speech. It was a hard fought for freedom which too many minority interests in this country today seek to erode and stifle, law makers and law enforcers among them.

For myself I am generally in accord with his views on most issues. His recent condemnation of unsalted butter and his call for Brexit cash to be given to the NHS were merely uncharacteristic lapses of good sense on his part.

 

Dr Stephen Buston

Stapleton