Revellers' Club supports the Free Speech Union.
“If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.”. George Orwell.
Revellers' Club is open to anyone of a like mind, including eccentrics, heretics and people with controversial ideas. Revellers’ politics or religion matter not a jot.
Revellers are friendly, interesting and (some) witty. We believe heated argument, even if it offends, generates clarity and wisdom.
So, we find the growing cancel culture and sackings due to intolerance deeply disturbing.
The Free Speech Union (FSU) is riding to the rescue. Toby Young, its founder, gave a talk about it on 5th October. It was a convivial evening, despite depressing stories of de-platformed speakers and fired university lecturers. The one about a policeman, sacked for using an un-pc word in a private WhatsApp message, was spinechilling.
Toby explained that politicians drafting legislation can unwittingly or otherwise curtail free speech. So, FSU lawyers are helping them to protect it. When FSU members are fired for expressing their opinions, which rub against Woke orthodoxy, Toby writes polite, but legally menacing letters to their bosses, often affecting reinstatement.
There’s a fun social side too. There are two politically incorrect comedy nights at the Backyard Comedy Club, one on Nov 10th and one on December 15th. The FSU will also be organising a debate in Westminster in January.
Membership starts at slightly more than the cost of a monthly cappuccino. You’ll be doing your bit to protect free speech and you can join the above amusing events. Importantly, the Free Speech Union will be there if, God forbid, you ever need their services one day.