I’m often ashamed to be British, but I am also proud of the political freedom there is in Britain to debate pretty much any issue.
“No wonder the sun couldn’t set on the British empire, because even God wouldn’t trust the British in the dark.”
Britain has a recent inclusive tradition of debate and giving forum to disparate views. While this is no excuse for my country’s abhorrent colonial behavior and does not atone for the wrongs that have been done, I do think that British adherence to cultural and political freedom is admiral. Question Time is a weekly television debate that features politicians from at least the three major political parties as well as other public figures who answer pre-selected questions put to them by an audience selected on the basis of its political views and demographic. See the recent episode after the Paris attacks –