The killing of David Amess is rightly prompting national soul-searching about the tone of debate and removing hate online would be a good first step in protecting MPs
British hate preacher Anjem Choudary’s poisonous Islamist sermons should not pollute the internet.
Publishers must either take them down immediately or be forced to drop them by law.
The killing of MP David Amess is prompting national soul-searching and increasing calls to improve the tone of debate.
It’s indefensible web operators continue to give a soapbox to dangerous bigot Choudary, once jailed for five-and-a-half years for encouraging support of Islamic State.
These rants should not be there to hook the impressionable, troubled and hardened extremists.
Choudary’s claim he is within the law is disputed by others.
No single, simple answer exists to protect MPs, removing hate online would be a good first step.
Jabs too slow
Covid infection rates are the highest since mid-July and the daily total is now nudging 50,000. Schools will be in chaos again unless ministers protect education.
The percentage of Britons testing positive is worse for those aged 12-15.
Yet, scandalously, just 14.2% of them in England are vaccinated compared with 44.3% in Scotland.
Walk-in vaccine clinics proposed for secondary school pupils in England should boost numbers.
But the Government has proved woefully slow, recklessly threatening lessons for hundreds of thousands of children.
Unless the complacent Prime Minister gets a grip swiftly the pandemic might be out of control this winter and tighter restrictions required to save lives and protect the NHS.
TV viewers will be sending best wishes to the BBC newsreader George Alagiah.
The trusted presenter’s vow to return shows the iron determination of a lovely man with a focus on enjoying life and getting back to work.