An interesting choice of Tory keynote speaker at the Russian Embassy

Guido Fawkes reports that John Whittingdale was the keynote speaker at the launch of Conservative Friends of Russia, which took place at the Russian Embassy last night.

Whittingdale is of course the Chair of the Culture, Media and Sport select committee, which is an interesting choice, considering how some aspects of Russian culture are being dealt with at the moment…

Back in 2010 Whittingdale said:

“I am fundamentally opposed to censorship. I believe that in a free society it is up to adults to choose what they wish to see”

Fair enough – but where does he stand on the censorship, arrest and imprisonment of Russian punk musicians?

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