FREEDOM of speech is now a thing of the past, a Stasi type mentality is all around us and will affect casual conversations in all public places.

I for one will be avoiding any topical debate in my ‘local’, as saying the wrong word after a few pints can now be very dangerous indeed, with so many BBC-educated politically-correct obsessed ‘snowflakes’ now in abundance, a secret phone call is all that is needed to destroy a person’s reputation and career.

This is all that’s needed to activate our ever enthusiastic ‘thought police’ who will endeavour to put you on their list of undesirables.

Alan Mills, by email