The survey below is from the USA but the same applies here. Most folks feel that they can say what they want, as long as they are on the centre left. If you express views on the desirability of patriotism or of a smaller government; on women not having penises or that abortion at 34 weeks is murder; on the desirability of criminals having long sentences in miserable prisons or that the NHS doesn’t work properly; that Christmas is what we celebrate on December 25 and it has everything to do with Jesus or that no statues should be ripped down, you may have a problem. Being a communist is viewed as trendy. It should not be: communism starves and murders. Being a fascist is viewed as repugnant. Rightly so. But there lies the double standard in that we should view both extremes with horror. Yet that double standard is one that institutions such as the BBC and our schools and universities drum into us as being fine. It’s 1984 and we have never been at war with free speech.