Together we can safeguard freedom of speech in the public square 


Act now and ask your MP to sign the Parliamentary Motion to protect free speech in public spaces.


Reforming the law to remove the ambiguous wording used to unjustly arrest those expressing deeply held views. Adding a comprehensive free speech clause to public order legislation.

Why isn’t the current law protecting free speech in the public square?

71-year-old John Sherwood has been a Pastor in North London for 35 years. As part of his Christian calling, he preaches in the open air. But in May 2020, local authorities censored him for the apparent use of “abusive words” likely to cause “harassment, alarm or distress”. “I was only saying what the Bible says – I wasn’t wanting to hurt anyone or cause offence,” refuted Sherwood.

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Introducing specific training and guidance for the police, prosecutors and courts to better balance freedom of speech rights with ensuring public order.

What might the new Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts (PCSC) Bill mean for free speech?

The PCSC Bill seeks to strengthen police powers to respond to public order incidents and protests.
We are concerned that the Bill could make things worse for those expressing deeply held views which includes Christians wanting to share about their faith publicly.

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