Radio host, Julia Hartley-Brewer, made an excellent point on twitter over political debate and abuse.
It doesn’t matter if you’re left-wing, right-wing, up or down, I think we will all agree that it is important to be able to disagree with someone without having the need to get personal and abuse the individual.
It’s perfectly natural for people to get angered or energetic when discussing politics, but being able to listen to someone else’s views and respond is key to our democracy and freedom of speech.
Julia Hartley-Brewer summed this up brilliantly in her latest tweet, she said:
“There are three people in this photo from the #Marr green room with whom I passionately disagree on the biggest political issue of our time, Brexit. But they’re good people. We can disagree without needing to abuse each other. Twitter trolls, take note.”
There are three people in this photo from the #Marr green room with whom I passionately disagree on the biggest political issue of our time, Brexit. But they’re good people. We can disagree without needing to abuse each other. Twitter trolls, take note. pic.twitter.com/3qwcxmjc20
— Julia Hartley-Brewer (@JuliaHB1) February 11, 2018
I agree with her 100% and hope that everyone in the UK could see this tweet.
Political debate can get extremely toxic and personal, this ultimately needs to change.
Twitter users reacted to her tweet with mixed reactions:
But your tweets are very often insulting. Did you not notice that?
— Dr Sharie Coombes (@drsharie) February 11, 2018
Thing is though we've had the debate, we've had the referendum. They seek to overturn the biggest mandate in UK history. Weasels nothing more , nothing less.
— Kevin Saunders (@h8kes) February 11, 2018
Good people disagree with Brexit but accept the result. Bad people disagree with Brexit and try to deny the electorate.
— michael gow tolson (@GowTolson) February 11, 2018
I agree with you, but Anna does not tolerate those who disagree with her ie Jacob Rees Mogg who she speaks about with contempt and anger.
— Sylvie (@Sylvie_222) February 11, 2018
Julia Hartley-Brewer SLAMS far left for attacking ‘freedoms and democracy’ with just one tweet
Far-left thugs, extreme feminist and remoaners – last week summed up.
Last week was eventful, to say the least.
Conservative MP, Jacob Rees-Mogg was attacked while talking at Bristol Unversity by Antifa, F1 ‘Grid Girls’ lost their jobs in the name of ‘feminism’ and the House of Lords attempted to stop Brexit.
Lucky for you, Julia-Hartley-Brewer summed it up with one brilliant tweet.
This week we’ve had women telling other women what jobs they can do, MPs & unelected peers plotting to thwart the majority vote for Brexit, & balaclava-clad thugs shouting down an MP.
Am I alone in fearing that our freedoms and our democracy are under attack?
— Julia Hartley-Brewer (@JuliaHB1) February 3, 2018
She said: “This week we’ve had women telling other women what jobs they can do, MPs & unelected peers plotting to thwart the majority vote for Brexit, & balaclava-clad thugs shouting down an MP. Am I alone in fearing that our freedoms and our democracy are under attack?”
Other Twitter users said:
The attack on JRM had one good outcome because it made me actually join the Conservative party as opposed to just voting for them.
It took 5 minutes and cost £2.09 a month! Anyone else feeling the same – just do it!
— RBM (@boating_bernard) February 3, 2018
The reports of the incident involving @Jacob_Rees_Mogg last night are strikingly similar to reports of the activities of the brown shirts shortly before Adolf seized power.
— Keir Kitt (@keirkitt) February 3, 2018
You are far from alone. Take heart in the fact that when push come to shover good old fashioned British values, while buried in many back yards, will be dug up and shine again. The lights will go on again!
— Carry-on-H (@HollieTheCard) February 3, 2018
University of the West of England releases statement after Jacob Rees-Mogg attacked by protestors
The University of the West of England has released a statement after the Conservative politician Jacob Rees-Mogg was attacked by antifa protestors while trying to give a speech on Friday evening.
In the brief release, the university praises Mr Rees-Mogg for continuing to speak, and it also condemns the idiotic actions of those who were involved in the pathetic ‘room invasion.’
“We are absolutely appalled by the conduct of a small number of attendees at a Student’s Union Politics & International Relations Society talk this evening.
“It is our understanding at this stage that a small group of protesters broke into the lecture theatre where the event was due to take place via the back doors.
“The police were called and our security attended. We understand that these protesters were not UWE Bristol students and did not have tickets for the event.
“The police are now working to identify the individuals. Once the situation was calmed, Mr Rees-Mogg went ahead with his speech and was escorted back to his car after the event finished.
“Both security and the police stayed for the event to ensure everyone was safe.
“We support the democratic right of free speech and peaceful protest. However, we strongly condemn the actions of protesters who disrupted normal debate and behaved in this way.
“There is no place for such action on a university campus or in a civilised society.
“We are delighted that Mr Rees-Mogg was able to speak and debate with our legitimate student body in a respectful manner.
“We would like to thank him for his composure and actions to diffuse what must have been a challenging and unprovoked incident.
“We will work with the police to identify the individuals involved and take appropriate action.”
As the police are now investigating, it will be interesting to see if they feel that any criminal offences were committed.
Unfortunately, there are still people out there who genuinely feel that Jacob Rees-Mogg is committing a criminal offence against the whole of humanity every time he opens his mouth, and all all these idiots are doing is strengthening the Moggmentum movement with every single pathetic outburst!