The Reform Section 5 campaign is delighted that its video of Rowan Atkinson speaking to MPs in support of the campaign has been viewed over 140,000 times in just a few days.

Campaign Director, Simon Calvert, said, “It’s heartening that a speech on civil liberty should be so popular. It shows there is a real appetite for reform of Section 5. I hope the Home Office is paying attention.”

Rowan Atkinson gave his address at last week’s Parliamentary reception for Reform Section 5. You can watch the videos of all the speeches below.


Rowan Atkinson


Lord Dear, former Chief Constable of West Midlands Police and former HM Inspector of Constabulary


Rod Liddle, former editor of the Radio 4 Today programme and Associate Editor of the Spectator.


Simon Calvert, Deputy Director for Public Affairs at The Christian Institute and Campaign Director for Reform Section 5