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Well done to the Sunday Times for telling us what’s really going on in our university campuses. A piece in the Sunday Times on 30 June entitled, “Mob rule is crushing free speech on campus” (subscription required), showed how moderate conservative voices in our universities are being routinely shut down by the new ‘illiberal liberalism’
“If all mankind minus one were of one opinion, and only one person were of the contrary opinion, mankind would be no more justified in silencing that one person, than he… would be justified in silencing mankind.” John Stuart Mill, On Liberty One of the obvious phenomena in UK society over the last few years
Well done to the Telegraph for reporting yesterday (4 July) on the danger to freedom of expression in our universities caused by student unions’ attempts to ban pro-life and Christian societies from having a platform owing to “hypersensitivity.” David Isaac, chair of the Equalities and Human Rights Commission (EHRC), said that universities must not allow
Yesterday (3 July) the UK Court of Appeal reached an important and welcome decision in favour of freedom of expression in the case of Felix Ngole vs. University of Sheffield. Felix Ngole was a mature student in social work at the University. He was expelled from his course in 2016 following an anonymous complaint to
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