Europe 7 January 2015 Louise Mensch thinks Charlie Hebdo was one person Former Tory MP believes strongly that "his" work should be celebrated. The Twitter logo. Photo: Getty Images Sign UpGet the New Statesman's Morning Call email. Sign-up Never let it be said that Louise Mensch lets ignorance get in the way of having opinions: The response to #CharlieHebdo should be to reprint his work and spread it wider than his killers could have thought possible — Louise Mensch (@LouiseMensch) January 7, 2015 (to those critiquing my 'his' in Charlie Hebdo I am referring to the cartoonist, as well as magazine. Cartoons seem v similar to me. — Louise Mensch (@LouiseMensch) January 7, 2015 I assume one man drew cartoons and others worked on the mag to print them. I support all of their free expression and have RTed *his* work — Louise Mensch (@LouiseMensch) January 7, 2015 (Note to readers: Charlie Hebdo means "Charlie Weekly"; "Charlie" because the magazine was briefly banned in 1970 while printed under the name Hara-Kiri Hebdo for satirising the death of Charles de Gaulle. Changing the name was a way to both sidestep the ban and stick two fingers up at the French political establishment.) › Is being self-employed becoming the new normal? I'm a mole, innit. Subscribe To stay on top of global affairs and enjoy even more international coverage subscribe for just £1 per month!