Matthew Parris's article on freedom of speech in the wake of QT debate is so good I must draw attention to it. Read it here
'... what made tears well to my eyes was ... I saw an entire national intelligentsia, in a time of relative peace and stability, unthreatened by any serious challenge to the values they hold dear, and in the face of no more than a gnat of a man leading no more than a rag-tag party with no more than a dishcloth of a manifesto, flinch — seriously flinch — in its commitment to free speech.'
A great article, full of moral authority, from someone who had good reason to remain silent.