Brendan O’Neill at the IPA

Hanging around with Marxists now...!

Hanging around with Marxists now…!

It was great to hear Brendan O’Neill (editor of Spiked Online, contributor to the Spectator) speak on the subject of freedom of speech and political correctness last night.

The IPA event, at the Menzies Hotel, brought together Senator David Leyonhjelm, Brendan O’Neill, Simon Breheny, Director of Policy at the IPA, and John Roskam, executive director of the IPA.

Also spotted were former ABC chairman and climate realist Maurice Newman, Australian cartoonist Bill Leak, Spectator editor Rowan Dean and Sky News presenter Chris Kenny.

David Leyonhjelm, John Roskam, Brendan O'Neill and Simon Breheny

David Leyonhjelm, John Roskam, Brendan O’Neill and Simon Breheny

 

Rowan Dean chats with Bill Leak

Rowan Dean chats with Bill Leak

The incomparable Mark Steyn

Steyn in full flow

Steyn in full flow in Sydney last night

It was a privilege to hear Mark Steyn speak last night at the SMC function centre in Goulburn Street, Sydney.

The banqueting hall was full with over 600 fans, to hear Mark discuss freedom of speech and its gradual erosion by cowardice and political correctness. [Read more…]

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