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BBC presenter Melvyn Bragg compares ‘cancel culture’ to Hitler’s rise

BBC Radio 4 host Melvin Bragg likens ‘cancellation culture’ to Hitler’s rise to power

  • Melvin Bragg, 82, spoke about political correctness at Hay Festival last night
  • Lord Bragg says Hitler could be stopped if there is open discussion
  • BBC Radio 4 host says: ‘Freedom of speech is sacred, that’s it’

Broadcaster Melvin Bragg last night likened cancel culture to Hitler’s rise in attacking political correctness.

The 82-year-old BBC Radio 4 presenter told Hay Festival: “You can’t talk about this or that because it’s not politically correct and I’m absolutely against it. I think you can talk about anything. Anything.”

Lord Bragg suggested that Hitler might have been stopped in 1938 if there had been a free and open discussion of Hitler’s policies. “We could have argued among ourselves that we would have been positive and not bubbling, and we did. I know this is an extreme example. Free speech is sacred, that’s it.

BBC Radio 4 presenter Melvyn Bragg, 82, told Hay Festival: “You can’t talk about this or that because it’s not politically correct”

Meanwhile, author Anthony Horowitz claims that children’s publishers are brewing a “culture of fear” and that writers are living in “extremely dangerous” times.

“I’ve just suffered from the publisher’s last book notes, and it’s blown away at what I can and can’t say,” he said.

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