WITH BILLY BRAGG AND EDUARDO JORDÀ
Freedom of expression is a basic human right. Without free speech, democracy is not possible. However, it would seem some people use it as an excuse to be rude or promote hate. But where is the line? Should we prioritise accountability over free speech? Billy Bragg, with a long career of fighting for social justice, thinks that when reason, respect and responsibility are all under threat, accountability offers us a better foundation on which to build a cohesive society, one where everyone feels that their voice is heard. On the other hand, Eduardo Jordà (writer, poet, translator of Salter and Conrad into Spanish) thinks the very foundations of our civilization are at stake if we compromise our freedom of expression. Prepare for a respectful, yet surely confrontational, debate between these two great minds.