As reported here a few days ago (see the links at the bottom of this post), Chris Knowles of the International Civil Liberties Alliance (ICLA) was fired from his job with the Leeds City Council for his political opinions.
Chris was never told exactly he was accused of doing wrong, and the following report from the BBC doesn’t make the matter any clearer, even though they found a representative of Hope Not Hate to explain why Chris’ opinions were forbidden.
He supported civil liberties. He attended an EDL demo. He opposed sharia.
At the LCC, those are evidently firing offenses.
As Vlad Tepes points out, the Beeb never bothered to consider the crucial question of whether his political opinions had ever negatively affected his job performance:
Chris Knowles is a civil-liberties activist for the International Civil Liberties Alliance (ICLA). He participated in the Brussels Conference on July 9, 2012, and assisted with the writing of the Brussels Declaration.
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