Sunday 2 October 2022 07:48 PM Ex-Mumford & Sons guitarist Winston Marshall hits out at 'self-censorship' ... trends now

Sunday 2 October 2022 07:48 PM Ex-Mumford & Sons guitarist Winston Marshall hits out at 'self-censorship' ... trends now
Sunday 2 October 2022 07:48 PM Ex-Mumford & Sons guitarist Winston Marshall hits out at 'self-censorship' ... trends now

Sunday 2 October 2022 07:48 PM Ex-Mumford & Sons guitarist Winston Marshall hits out at 'self-censorship' ... trends now

Former Mumford & Sons guitarist Winston Marshall says there's a 'serious problem' in the arts industry with 'self-censorship' as musician hits out at police being told to record 'non-crime hate incidents' during Tory conference appearance Former Mumford & Sons guitarist Winston Marshall bemoans 'self-censorship' He says the arts industry has a 'completely paradoxical position' on free speech The 34-year-old, who quit his band last year, speaks at Tory conference event 

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Former Mumford & Sons guitarist Winston Marshall has bemoaned a 'serious problem' within the arts industry with 'self-censorship'.

Appearing at an event at the Tory conference in Birmingham, the 34-year-old lashed out at the 'completely paradoxical' position within his profession on free speech.

He also blamed policing quangos and 'big tech' for hindering the ability for people to express themselves as they wish.

The musician stressed problems with censorship were affecting those on both the Left and Right of politics.

Marshall quit Mumford & Sons last year following a backlash for his praise of a right-wing author.

He claimed his departure from the Brit Award-winning band would allow him to 'speak freely' about political issues'

At a fringe event at the Conservative Party conference this afternoon, Marshall described how he 'tripped one of those trip wires' when he praised a book by Andy Ngo.

He said: 'It seems to me in the arts industry, where I am, there is a serious problem - which is completely paradoxical because it's an industry of people who rely on being able to express themselves - and they are censoring themselves and it's almost every week.'

Appearing at an event at the Tory conference in Birmingham, Winston Marshall lashed out at the 'completely paradoxical' position within his profession on free speech

Appearing at an event at the Tory conference in Birmingham, Winston Marshall

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