All posts tagged free speech

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Why ‘Spiked’ Rankings Are Bad

It’s that time of year again. The newspapers, I imagine, will soon be running a slew of ‘students have decided to imprison anyone who doesn’t agree with Marx/Gramsci’ articles. There […]

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How to Lose Jobs and Alienate People: or What Toby Young Teaches Us About Free Speech

This week, Toby Young was removed from his position on the OFS board after many of his appalling views were brought to light. What does the reaction tell us about […]

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Simon Jenkins is Completely Wrong About Higher Education In A Move That Did Not Surprise Me At All.

This week, I want to deal with Simon Jenkins’ fresh out the oven hot take on education. Not only is it wrongheaded, it flies in the face of the spirit […]

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Growing Pains – The Conservatives and their Youth Crisis

The Conservatives are in crisis, not just in terms of their leadership, but in terms of ideas and future membership. The party has to ask itself real questions about policy, […]

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Jo Johnson and Freeze Peach

I wanted to write about almost anything that wasn’t the Conservative Party and their inability to do anything useful or clever. But no. This week marks a new policy from […]

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Pro-Palestinian students protest Ambassador of Israel’s right to speak at SOAS

An event at the School of Oriental and African studies (SOAS) has drawn a heated backlash for hosting the Ambassador of Israel to the UK, Mark Regev. The event, put […]

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Exclusive: Professor, Moshe Machover, praises terrorist groups at QMUL BDS event

A former professor at the University of London has been accused of “blatant anti-Semitism” after he openly declared his support for the terrorist organisation Hamas while accusing Jewish students of […]

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What does it mean to be ladylike?

Ladylike. It’s a compound word consisting of the word lady, known to us all to usually mean a woman of good social position who is decorous in public and always […]

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Should universities invite “radical speakers” on campus?

Yay- Alfie Turner In the past few months Queen Mary has been criticised by the government for giving the floor to “extremist” speakers. According to the Prime Minister ‘Schools, universities […]