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Graham Linehan's speech. Worth sharing.

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marvellousnightforamooncup Mon 02-Dec-19 09:12:04

TheShoesa Mon 02-Dec-19 09:30:31

Thanks for sharing. A quote, if I may.

Meanwhile, Rachel McKinnon, a male who has recently changed his name to Veronica—or as I like to call him, Ron

marvellousnightforamooncup Mon 02-Dec-19 09:38:17

I know. I find it so refreshing to read an eloquent, witty article by someone not afraid to be criticised for stating the bleedin' obvious.

PetraDelphiki Mon 02-Dec-19 09:42:56

Clicky link I hope

marvellousnightforamooncup Mon 02-Dec-19 09:47:15

Sorry, I did t realise it wasn't clicky. Thanks Petra.

RoyalCorgi Mon 02-Dec-19 10:03:01

Great piece.

Cuntysnark Mon 02-Dec-19 10:09:39

Just read that out in its entirety to Mr Cuntysnark. Our agreement is that it’s s faultless piece of prose.

Joisanofthedales Mon 02-Dec-19 10:13:16

Great article

Floisme Mon 02-Dec-19 10:18:19

That's so good. Thank you op and thank you Glinner.

NellieEllie Mon 02-Dec-19 10:21:10

Yes, great article. Conveys the right mix of robust sanity and disbelief at the bizarre insanity,

loserssaywhat Mon 02-Dec-19 10:34:15

Thanks for sharing that op. It's heartening to hear people talking about these issue.

Stooshie8 Mon 02-Dec-19 10:36:03

Yes, it's heartening to hear the truth for once.

Manderleyagain Mon 02-Dec-19 10:52:24

Does anyone know what the event was?

HollowTalk Mon 02-Dec-19 11:07:34

It's such a good article. I have a daughter who's 30 and I think she's a bit of a handmaiden - this isn't a topic we discuss but she did tell me I didn't understand it grin One day I will show it to her - god knows when that'll be, though.

Imnobody4 Mon 02-Dec-19 11:09:52

Think it was a conference by Index of Censorship, must be the last organisation standing. Jodie Ginsberg the CEO wrote something for the Fair Cop trial if I remember rightly.

AutumnRose1 Mon 02-Dec-19 11:14:16

well, he's very honest in saying that he thought the Right were truth deniers....but I was quite puzzled by that to be honest.

I'm not a huge fan of how Left and Right are established......too much "put this value/flaw in this box" going on, whereas it's all just ...humanity.

PotteryWheel Mon 02-Dec-19 11:14:27

Go Graham.

RubyViolet Mon 02-Dec-19 11:21:47

Thanks, this is definitely worth sharing. Cheers to Graham.

Redshoeblueshoe Mon 02-Dec-19 11:23:46

Thanks Glinner

Imnobody4 Mon 02-Dec-19 11:32:29

Sorry , for accuracy, it was the Comedy and Free Speech event!

GrumpyMiddleAgedWoman Mon 02-Dec-19 11:35:29

Great article. Lucid and clear and witty.

Cocolapew Mon 02-Dec-19 11:45:04

Thanks for sharing

marvellousnightforamooncup Mon 02-Dec-19 11:56:19

He said on Twitter it was an Index on Censorship talk.

SheeshElection Mon 02-Dec-19 12:08:51

Winced a bit at the use of the word ‘lezzer’ though to describe Martina Navratilova? Going for the laughs I guess as this was a speech. Wish he hadn’t though.

SheeshElection Mon 02-Dec-19 12:09:31

But a great speech otherwise.

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