Toby Young, general secretary of the Free Speech Union, wrote to Cambridge University chiefs, claiming the website “proposed a system of policing speech and everyday interaction”. Slamming the list of “micro-aggressions”, Mr Young of FSU said the slights make no “allowance for the fact that, in many cases, taking offence as such behaviour would be unreasonable”. He continued: “These are all situations which may arise wholly innocently, through misunderstanding, a breakdown in communication, or a simple error.” Vice-chancellor Professor Stephen Toope is also said to be facing a legal challenge from FSU over the contents of the website. The group has also promised a judicial review if something similar is reproduced by the academic institution.
Jacob Thorburn, MailOnline, 26th May 2021.