I'm shocked by the decision of the Observer to remove Julie Burchill's controversial article about transexuals from its website. You can see a cached version of the piece here.
Whatever you think of its politics, the Observer is a paper with a great liberal tradition. For it to muzzle one of its own journalists – albeit a freelance contributor – on the grounds that some people on the Left found her views distasteful is a betrayal of everything the paper is supposed to stand for. (To read more, click here.)