It can be a tiresome experience being a free speech advocate. As an old school liberal I often find it extremely frustrating having to defend free expression from the same tired old clichés. One of the things I am often accused of is wanting to give a green light to racists and bigots. “Admit it, you just want to be free to say THAT word”, is the usual response. Depending on my mood I either pull out a John Stuart Mill quote or I say “we all find different things offensive. How far would civilisation progress if we banned everything people found offensive?