The Ready and Easy Way to Establish a Free Commonwealth
This blog is named in honour of John Milton, who published his beliefs when all hope seemed gone. The title, "Areopagitica", comes from the title of his pamphlet which urged freedom of the press and free debate.
There is a need for free debate now. Above all, there is a need for informed public discussion against the anti-liberal and anti-democratic trends of our current British government. The immediate impetus comes from the Legislative and Regulatory Reform Bill currently due to receive its third reading in parliament. If this is carried by the Commons and approved by the Lords, we shall no longer be living in a parliamentary democracy but in a ministerial dictatorship.
I have initiated this blog but I am inviting friends to post views. I hope that anyone reading it will feel free to add thoughtful comments.