I have been watching the news with increasing frustration over the last few days. The government have being trying to ban an islamic organisation who are going to disrupt the Rememberance day service.
Unfortunately banning the organisation will do nothing to stop these same people trying to disrupt the proceedings.
We live in a democracy, a multicultural democracy where freedom of speech is a celebrated freedom. But how do we deal with such people, people who would not only burn poppies but are threatening to shout all through the two minutes silence at the rememberance service?
How do we retain our freedoms but stop these misguided individuals?
I would find it very easy to just resort to heavy handed policing, after all we do it so well, as those of us who went on the Liberty and Livelihood march can testify to. But is this going to solve the problem?