Bridget rallies crowds at Stop Disconnection Demo

26 March, 2010 at 11:56 am Leave a comment

Islington South & Finsbury’s Liberal Democrat parliamentary campaigner Bridget Fox joined writer Cory Doctorow and rebel MPs as one of the speakers at the Stop Disconnection Demo organised by the Open Rights Group.

Bridget has led a successful campaign within the Liberal Democrats to oppose the worst provision of Labour’s Digital Economy Bill which includes controversial measures to enforce web-blocking and internet disconnection.

Hundreds of protestors demonstrated against the disconnection measures at Westminster this week, and heard Jim Killock of the Open Rights Group praise Bridget’s work.

Bridget told the crowd how the Liberal Democrat conference had voted against web-blocking, against disconnection, and in defence of free access to the internet.

Bridget said:

“I started out campaigning for Freedom of Information under a Conservative government; now I find myself campaigning for free access to information against a Labour government. The price of freedom is eternal vigilance and I want to thank you all for your vigilance in defence of our freedoms today.

“When someone dies we go through a cycle of emotions, from grief, through anger, to acceptance. As Liberal Democrats, when we see our freedoms killed off by this Government, we are aggrieved and we are angry, but we will never accept it.”

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