Claiming that there’s only one acceptable way of thinking about anything sets us rolling down a slippery slope towards destruction.
The right to discuss, debate, and challenge is fundamental, but is increasingly being chipped away at or boxed in. It falls to us to defend it.
Watson et al lost today, but they will inevitably return. The Government should honour its pledge to delete the preferred weapon against free expression.
This legislation runs against Scotland’s deep traditions of political pluralism and toleration.
Labour’s politics of entitlement might appeal to some of my fellow college students, but there are plenty of us who want the chance to work hard and improve our lives.
Like any thought criminal, his NUS accuser gave him no explanation, nor did her supporters believe he even had a right to ask for one.
Elevating the political class to a special status in law would alienate voters further. And a catch-all restraint on free speech would be used as a political weapon.
The attack in Bristol was not lighthearted high spirits but a thoroughly unpleasant instance of intimidation. The university authorities must maintain free speech.
Too many corporate communications executives have more in common with left-wing Twitter activists than with their own customers.
Ethically and politically, defending freedom on campus is the right thing to do.
Cambridge University Press is just the latest institution to regret sacrificing fundamental principles in return for Chinese business.
Of course it is not sufficient to condemn violent racism, like that in Charlottesville, because it is unkind. But history teaches us that we must watch for signs of a loss of empathy for others.
“I’m afraid that I don’t have the authority to sanction Mr Hannan, but if you send in your comment in writing we’ll take note of it of course.”