Speakers Cornered - now available to download

Speakers Cornered:Twenty-first century Britain's culture of silence, the NCF's latest report, was published last month and is now downloadable here (and on the left).

The report, by Oliver Wiseman, was accompanied by special polling which revealed alarming levels of public concern about the state of free speech (see the graphic right).

The publication received widespread media attention, with a major feature by Wiseman appearing in the Sunday Times, along with a further prominent news piece in the same paper highlighting the poll findings.

Amongst other print and online publications, the report was covered by the Daily MirrorBreitbartConservativehome and the Spectator. A major feature on it again by Wiseman is in the current edition of Standpoint magazine.

All the NCF's other reports are available on the site, including last year's highly influential 'An Unpunished Crime: The lack of prosecutions for female genital mutilation in the UK.'

A very happy and prosperous 2015 to all our readers and supporters!


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Launch of new NCF report

You are invited to the launch of a major new report


Speakers Cornered : Twenty-first century Britain's culture of silence

by Oliver Wiseman

Monday 8th December 6.30 to 8pm

55 Tufton Street London SW1P 3QL

RSVP to prwhittle@btinternet.com or lynneevans58@googlemail.com

What's happening to free speech?

Amongst the areas covered in this important report are:

Silence in Class: Free Speech on Campus

Artists Licensed: The Cowardice of the Art World

Still a Town Called Sue: England’s Flawed Libel Laws

No Joke: Regulating Online Speech

Jesus and Mo and Milton: Multiculturalism, religion and hatred

Oliver Wiseman is the assistant editor of Standpoint magazine. He is a graduate of the London School of Economics, where he read law.

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You are invited to a private viewing of


Cityscapes: An exploration of urban landscapes

Austin Cole RBA: Prints of London, New York, Rome and Beijing

Edward Beale: Paintings of London

Claire Edwards: Paintings of London and France

Monday, 24th November 6.00pm to 8.30pm

55 Tufton Street, London SW1P 3QL

RSVP to Lynne Evans at lynneevans58@googlemail.com

Cityscapes runs thereafter until December 10th and will be viewable by appointment


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