Seven events this month reveal the increasing tension between freedom and responsibility. Each case is testing and spawns its own, particular dilemmas. Only libertarian fools and fanatics would give set-piece answers. Test yourself.Don't bother.
The cases that Yasmin whips herself up into a lather about are those concerning women (Brooks Shields' Tate image), race (the BNP on 'Question Time'), muslims (Geert Wilders, Milliband on Guantanamo 'torture'), Africa (Trafigura) and a pal of hers (Simon Singh vs the chiropracters).
Not exactly a mixed bag, are they? They are all subjects dear to her own heart, or those causes she has herself expounded on in many profitable newspaper columns.
And the remark about bloggers?
Singh wants more "freedom to criticise fairly and strongly" on the blogs and scientific writing. I agree but too many bloggers are mad or malicious. So what to do about them? Not easy.Really..?
I think Yasmin would find it very easy indeed, should anyone ever be stupid enough to give her any power to do so...