Referendums on social questions have been attacked by all sides for being unnecessary or actively harmful. But such criticisms mostly miss the point.
Censorship is often hurled as a term of abuse, implying book burnings and intellectual blindness. But could censorship be much more ubiquitous, and benign, than we realise?
Christians understand liberalism. The LGBT community understands liberalism. The journalists who hounded Tim Farron do not.
Campus pro-choice advocates silencing their opponents is a threat to freedom of expression and a betrayal of the Suffragettes' legacy.
Sex equality is not about maximising women's labour productivity. If women choose to stay at home, it's not the business of government policy to push them into work.
Is there a human right to migrate? Only if the territories of nations are 'common land', unowned by the natives. This is a bleak and strange idea.
Hate crimes and hate speech are completely subjectively defined. So the proposed "Hate Crimes Offenders Register" would have a chilling effect on speech and would do nothing to stop those who really are racist.