The self-censoring of debate
If he turns to immigration, he is racist.
If he queries issues of European Union, he is xenophobic.
If he expresses an opinion on the case of Philip Lardner, he is homophobic.
If he questions the Pope, he is a bigot.
If he expresses concerns over aspects of Islam, he is Islamophobic.
Thus is the level of political discourse in modern Britain: every contentious issue, no matter how worthy of scrutiny or debate, is swiftly closed down with threats of a fatwa or character assassination. In this age of hyper-sensitivity to offending anyone on any matter, discussion is suppressed and liberties are surrendered.
What do you call a liberal democracy which prohibits rational discourse?