I did not accuse Ian Brittain of being against free speech (Letters 5 June), merely that he wished to encourage the press not to publish the opinions of a climate-change sceptic.

I would imagine that those scientists who have studied the problem, would have no difficulty in refuting such opinions.

My wider belief is that the press should be free to publish a broad range of views on all subjects, provided they are within the law.

To do otherwise would be akin to the medieval church’s ban on views considered heretical.

Richard Samways

Albert Terrace