Universities Will Face Government Intervention For ‘No-Platforming’ Controversial Speakers

Reece Coombes

As a 16-year-old member of UKIP with a cardboard Nigel Farage cut-out in his bedroom, Reece is hardly your bog-standard student, but he cherishes his independent thinking as his greatest strength. Reece is the founder and owner of Kipper Central, a UKIP community blog with thousands of daily hits and is also the Deputy Chairman of Young Independence, UKIP's youth wing, where he works hard to promote Brexit and radical thinking to young people across Britain.

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6 Responses

  1. Grumpyashell says:

    What I want to know how is OK to criticise Christianity,Buddhism,Hinduism ,Zoroastranism,the Bihar faith,evangelicals,Catholics,the Jedi and any other faith but to criticise Islam then becomes a race issue

  2. Anthony Woodcock says:

    We heard this from the CINOs before, when Jo Johnson was Higher Ed supremo.

  3. Pamela Preedy says:

    “…intervene where necessary”? Every attack on free speech is worthy of intervention. Perhaps the government should think of that the next time they no-platform a speaker from abroad by arresting, detaining and deporting him or her, as happened earlier this year. The rank hypocrisy of the Tories makes me shudder with distaste and contempt. Their lies are breath-taking: “Muslim values are British values” as the Home Office robots are programmed to repeat – a trope that Orwell could have included in his novel ‘1984’ along with War is Peace and Lies are Truth if he had known in 1948 the kind of dystopia we live in today.

  4. MIKE MAUNDER says:

    THIS IS SOMETHING THAT STUDENTS NEED TO THINK DEEPLY ABOUT ! and no, this is not a call for demonstrations against the Government’s input to Universities ! ………. Real University Students should be asking why Government found this necessary ? Study at a University should be in pursuit of a degree, but at the same time it should be opening the mind to many possibilities, brought about by social interaction with each other, and intelligent debate. ………. Closing the door upon visiting speakers, only shows that Students are not ready for adult debate. Is this really what they want ?

  5. Helena Windsor says:

    Sam is my MP – he was at our count after the Telegraph published this in it’s 3/5 edition so I commended him for it & asked him to keep on it. Probably the nicest thing he’s heard from anyone who isn’t a Tory sycophant for a while, local folk are pretty offensive on community Fb groups & it was not a good night for the local Tories, lost 3 to LDs &, where we had deliberately not stood so as not to split the vote 5 wards to Independent/ Residents group fighting GreenBelt development, just wish I had been able to get enough votes to join them

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