The Left thinks of itself as “liberal” and the Right as “illiberal.” Is this correct? I represent the Right and think of myself as a Classical Liberal. Essentially, I believe in minimal interference by the state, freedom of speech, democracy and equality before the law. The Left however, insists on policing free speech and “no-platforming” people they disagree with. They believe in an all-powerful state which trumps individual liberties, and they agree with democracy only in-so-far as the Demos agrees with them. The Left wishes to apply different laws to different sections of humanity, hence hate crime legislation which was always intended to be used against the unprotected class in favour of the protected class. There is a word for this - totalitarianism. The only reason this is not an accepted reality is because the illiberal Left control the media and educational establishments in much the same way said establishments were once controlled by the Nazis and the Communists. . The Left is very much illiberal. The Right is liberal.