The PC Police and Their Student Disguise | Sarah Stook

Picked up by papers as diverse as the Daily Mail and the Huffington Post, King’s College London- a hugely respected global university, has found itself drawing the ire of many. Recently, it was discovered that the university hires ‘safe space marshals’ to prowl the rows when external guest speakers with the potential to be ‘controversial’ […]

UC Berkeley, free speech…and Milo Yiannopoulos | Will Saunders

As the dust settles after UC Berkeley’s violent riots and subsequent cancellation of Milo Yiannopoulous’s speech, it is important, however painful, to once again haul ourselves over the coals of the campus free-speech question. Were Berkeley right to cancel Yiannopoulous’s visit, in the face of such vehement resistance? In a word: no. Clichéd as such […]

The far right must be exposed, not banned | Joseph Prebble

Many were appalled at a cover last week of the communist daily Morning Star, which hailed the massacre in Aleppo as a ‘liberation’. Less noted was the celebratory headline reporting the Home Office’s proscription of neo-Nazi street group National Action. Home Secretary Amber Rudd stated that ‘National Action is a racist, antisemitic and homophobic organisation which […]

Students must fight to save free speech | Chris Murray

University can be a frustrating time for those of us who support freedom of speech. Inspired by our pursuit of intellect, we had been enamoured by visions of our student years featuring mighty meetings of the mind in oak-panelled halls, as battle was waged between the preeminent ideas of our time. This, however, may characterise […]

Refusing to bake a cake is not discrimination | Joseph Prebble

If anyone heard me semi-audibly whisper-shout ‘f*** off’ at my phone screen in statistics yesterday morning, know that it was not because of my phone being slow or a lack of coffee. No, it was the death of true justice and freedom of opinion that should act as a warning to everyone who may one […]

The left must break out its safe space | Robbie Travers

Is it not interesting that often those who purport to be the most fervent critics of prejudice on UK university campuses today seem to wish to avoid directly confronting prejudiced views? One would think that an anti-racist wouldn’t need a safe space from racism. Anti-racists, by their titular expertise, are surely experts in tackling supposedly […]

Campus conservatives must be empowered | Matthew Cowley

There is a stigma attached to being a Tory, particularly as a young person, and this is a problem that needs to be addressed by the Party now more than ever. While people vote for the Conservative Party, and agree with their policies, they are afraid to admit it. Even long-time supporters and voters find themselves […]