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‘Greens use rhetorical violence to silence critics’

Battle Talk: Dominic Lawson, former editor of the Sunday Telegraph, on free speech, environmentalism and the death of ideology.

Brendan O'Neill

Brendan O'Neill
chief political writer

Topics Politics UK

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spiked is the online sponsor of the Battle of Ideas, a two-day festival of debate taking place in London on 27 and 28 October. In the run-up to the festival, spiked‘s editor Brendan O’Neill is carrying out ‘taster interviews’ with some of the speakers at the Battle for the online TV channel 18 Doughty Street.

In the second interview – or ‘Battle Talk’ – he spoke to Dominic Lawson, a columnist with the Independent and a former editor of both the Spectator and the Sunday Telegraph, about how environmentalism has filled the gap left by the death of ideology, and why greens will brook no criticism of their creed.

To enquire about republishing spiked’s content, a right to reply or to request a correction, please contact the managing editor, Viv Regan.

Topics Politics UK

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