Toby Young is the General Secretary of the Free Speech Union, a non-partisan, mass membership public interest body that stands up for the speech rights of its members. He co-founded the West London Free School in 2011, the first free school to sign a funding agreement with the British government, and is the author of How to Lose Friends & Alienate People (2001), a best-selling memoir about his experiences as a glossy magazine editor in New York that was turned into a film starring Simon Pegg. He is an associate editor of the Spectator, where he’s written a weekly column since 1998. Most recently, he set up a blog called the Daily Sceptic.