Woke Britain sees record number of free speech complaints

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Mr Young, General Secretary of the Free Speech Union, said: “The Government has rightly recognised that there is a serious problem around free speech on campus, but the silencing of those with dissenting points of view goes far beyond that. In our first year, we have been contacted by hundreds of ordinary people. They have fallen foul of a censorious minority – often with the backing of HR departments – that will stop at nothing to silence those whose opinions they disapprove of. We have seen people targeted who hold mainstream views, such as supporters of Brexit and traditional marriage. But it’s not just those with conservative opinions. We’ve defended dozens of left-wing feminists who’ve challenged the trans lobby over issues like whether transwomen should be allowed into women’s changing rooms or to compete in women’s sports.”

David Maddox, The Sunday Express, 20th February 2021.