TWO hundred thirsty and happy-go-lucky people who were destined for a night out at the Wote Street Club, have been given their marching orders.

Well, not quite. News that Katie Hopkins' October event had been cancelled (Gazette, Thursday, September 18) did not reveal the whole story.

The popular entertainer, who has been performing to capacity audiences throughout Britain, continues to suffer at the hands of a troublemaker. This person puts the operators of venues under pressure to cancel and is apparently known to the police.

READ MORE: Basingstoke club cancels Katie Hopkins stand-up show after 'negative feedback'

Sadly, it seems that I myself would have been unwelcome at the club anyway, given that its committee does not share the opinions of Katie Hopkins. Puzzlingly, however, it does declare simultaneously that “it is a club for everyone".

The suppression of free speech is a dangerous path to tread.

Hugh Sawyer

Foyle Park


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