The government’s latest drive to protect free speech in universities is a terrible idea and its constant attempts to provoke a culture war are embarrassing.
Plenty of groups face institutional barriers to their progress in British academia. Tories are not one of them.
Eamonn Holmes is emblematic of the ‘both sides’ culture in British media, one that has allowed misinformation to gain legitimacy.
Student Tories’ knee-jerk reaction to any and all opposition from other students to their sweeping, prejudiced proclamations is the closest thing I have ever witnessed to snowflakery, by a country mile.
I spoke to Nihal Arthanayake on BBC Radio 5 Live about free speech and censorship on our university campuses.
Campus discourse is vibrant and positive. Protests are frequent. Debates are lively. There is a thrilling level of political engagement among students. There is no free speech crisis in our universities.