Often in the news, we hear stories of criminals who receive light sentences for crimes they have committed. These articles, usually, are scant on information and do not go into the reasons why the Judge felt that a lenient sentence was desirable. Many of us feel angry when we read these articles. However, for Thomas More, a barrister and legal philosopher, it was important to consider a person’s circumstances when sentencing them for a crime.
In the light of my previous article on free speech and censorship, I’d like to talk about my hero: Hugh Greene, Director-General of the BBC in the 1960s. Continue reading Free speech is hugely important Part 2 (The Fighting Withdrawal of Mary Whitehouse)