Hung out to dry. The University College Union’s treatment of Kathleen Stock is shameful.

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The Free Speech Union (FSU) has responded by urging academics to ditch traditional unions and join them instead. Director Toby Young said: “One of the original purposes of trade unions in the 19th century was to defend the speech rights of workers so they could criticise their bosses without being fired. Unfortunately, the vast majority of unions have lost sight of that in the past 25 years, with the UCU being the most egregious example. I would urge any academic concerned about their intellectual freedom to join the Free Speech Union instead. It’s much cheaper and we will actually stand up for the speech rights of our members.”

Josephine Bartosch, The Critic, 12th October 2021.