Speeches in Parliament

International LGBT rights: Lords debate

International LGBT rights: decriminalisation of homosexuality "just the beginning", Lord Black tells a House of Lords debate about the treatment of LGBTI citizens worldwide.

BBC: Online operations must be curbed

Lord Black tells the House of Lords that the BBC charter review is the last opportunity to achieve durable reform that protects a plural media market.

RIPA: Tip of the iceberg?

RIPA: It is an issue that should concern every reporter in the UK and every citizen because of the impact on press freedom and the quality of our democracy. It is also an issue that has a resonance beyond our shores, which should be a real worry to us, because what we are doing in the United Kingdom is sending an authoritarian message to the rest of the world that it is all right for police forces or other public authorities to track down the confidential sources of journalists.