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Toby Young in conversation with historian, TV presenter and author Neil Oliver.

November 9, 2022 at 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm UTC+0

With audience Q&A

On 9th November Toby Young will be joined in conversation by historian, author and television presenter Neil Oliver.

After a successful career as a TV historian, Neil had his own brush with cancel culture in 2020 as President of the National Trust for Scotland when some offence archaeologists (not real archaeologists like Neil) discovered a tweet in which he’d praised the historian (and FSU Advisory Council member) David Starkey. Even though the tweet was posted before Starkey’s controversial comments about the slave trade, some po-faced critics still argued it made Neil unsuitable to serve on the Board of the National Trust.

Since retiring from public life he has become one of GB News’s most popular presenters, with social media clips of his monologues often racking up several million views. He was an outspoken critic of the lockdown policy and has subsequently raised questions about the efficacy and safety of the mRNA Covid vaccines, prompting renewed calls for him to be cancelled.

He will be speaking to FSU General Secretary about his transformation from pillar of the Establishment to anti-Establishment rebel.


November 9, 2022
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm UTC+0
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The Free Speech Union
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