For the first time in 30 years, student zealots will be banned from censoring controversial speakers.
Sam Gyimah, the universities minister, has announced tough new guidance which will see institutions disciplined if they allow valid debates to be shut down. It will be the first government intervention on the issue since the free speech duty was imposed on universities as part of the Education Act of 1986.
The new guidance will state that all speech must be welcome at universities, as long as it does not violate existing laws – for example, on encouraging terrorism.
It follows a number of high profile cases of attempts by student unions to censor feminists, Tory politicians, gay rights activists and even race campaigners over concerns they had ‘offensive views’ (opinions they don’t like).
Union officials claim they must ‘no-platform’ anyone who might say something controversial because they have a duty to protect the feelings of students and provide ‘safe spaces’.
On college and university campuses for too long, right-wing speakers have been censored like Sargon of Akkad, Jacob Rees-Mogg, Tommy Robinson, Luke Nash-Jones, and Milo Yiannopolis.
In fact I can just hear the leftist loons having their temper tantrums over this now, and it’s music to my ears.
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