Free speech does not come for free

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I worked with the television documentary journalists John Sweeny on several programmes a decade or more ago, covering Russian money, Sark and the Barclay brothers and other issues. I suspect we pushed the BBC to the limits in what was said on occasion but the programmes were broadcast and I was pleased they were.

For the last 75 days I have been following John's Youtube reports from Kyiv, where he want just before the war broke out to follow the story of Putin's corruption to the point where it was obviously going to have a very real cost.

This video was posted today:

John. is now heading home for a break, but his very brief summary of what he has learned is worth watching, I think. Most especially, free speech does not come for free.