Letter: Re: Crackdown on university students silencing free speech

We welcome news that the Office for Students will enforce the expectation that universities should once again tolerate all legal viewpoints. The OfS must tackle not only bureaucratic meddling in speaker meetings but also the violent and disruptive protests such as the recent no-platform attack at Kings College London. At that event, security staff were hospitalised but non-violent saboteurs succeeded in shutting down the event by setting off fire alarms and shouting the speakers down. There must now be a clear commitment to enforcing existing law to ensure lawful speech is not prevented by force of any kind.

Simon Gibbs
Martin Keegan
Danny Al-Khafaji

ENDS

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In reply to https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/sam-gyimah-crackdown-on-students-silencing-free-speech-x28jx85fc

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