Letters: Lloyd Diggines, March 21, 2017

File photo dated 17/04/12 of former Prime Minister Tony Blair who has warned that allowing the enduring controversy over the decision to invade Iraq in 2003 to hold back military intervention in Syria could help produce a "nightmare scenario" for the West in the Middle East. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Tuesday August 27, 2013. The ex-prime minister who took the decision for British troops to join the US-led action, who is now the Middle East peace envoy for the US, Russia, the EU and the United Nations, said it was vital to "take sides" against the Assad regime and in other regional disputes. See PA story POLITICS Syria Blair. Photo credit should read: Chris Jackson/PA Wire
File photo dated 17/04/12 of former Prime Minister Tony Blair who has warned that allowing the enduring controversy over the decision to invade Iraq in 2003 to hold back military intervention in Syria could help produce a "nightmare scenario" for the West in the Middle East. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Tuesday August 27, 2013. The ex-prime minister who took the decision for British troops to join the US-led action, who is now the Middle East peace envoy for the US, Russia, the EU and the United Nations, said it was vital to "take sides" against the Assad regime and in other regional disputes. See PA story POLITICS Syria Blair. Photo credit should read: Chris Jackson/PA Wire
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My friends and I all had a good laugh over Malcolm Cox calling me a misogynist, because anyone who knows me will tell you that I am the exact opposite.

But as my lighthearted quote had nothing to do with misogyny we all wondered if Mr Cox actually knows what the word means. Surely racist or bigot would have been more appropiate, as that is what we normally get called if we do not share the opinions of the left and the liberal elite. Because political correctness has taken away our freedom of speech so much that we have to take it to the ballot box, like we did with Brexit, but look at the barrage of verbal abuse we have had to endure ever since.

Like Labour MPs Diane Abbot who called 17.4 million Brexit voters racists and Tulip Siddiq who went even further, calling us all thick bigots who despise foreigners. But worst of all was Tony Blair, remember him Malcolm? He was the one who took us into war with Iraq over a rumour they had weapons of mass destruction. He also opened our borders to free movement of people which resulted in us voting to leave the EU, yet this arrogant man has the front to tell us we did not really know what we were doing voting Brexit.

But Mr Cox is right about one thing, maybe we should all get off our complacent backsides, take to the streets and fight for our freedom of speech, because we have all had enough of being labelled as racist, misogynist bigots by Malcolm Cox and his comrades just for having a different point of view.

Lloyd Diggines

Lynn