31st March 2014: This afternoon at the European Parliament in Brussels, Andrew Brons made the following contribution during a debate in the Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Committee (LIBE) following a presentation from Commissioner Kroes, the Commissioner for the Digital Agenda for Europe, on internet governance.
"Would you agree that, apart from on-line child abuse, personal harassment and encouragement of violence or other criminal behaviour, there should be complete freedom of expression of political and academic opinion on the internet, without criminal penalties?"
Andrew on 'the Response':
The Commissioner was asked questions by a Swedish MEP. She was then asked my question and my question was followed by several from the Vice President presiding. The Commissioner answered the Swedish MEP and those of the Vice President and then announced that she had answered all the questions.
It ought to be said that there were no other MEPs present - just the three of us - two in the audience!