Media

Why shouldn’t the curriculum be “Eurocentric”?

The case for “decolonising” universities makes no sense, empirically or historically, yet it’s winning over institutions of rational debate.

Nigel Biggar, UnHerd, 9th July 2020.

Sanctions for those who say “white lives matter”

Free Speech Union Director, Inaya Folarin Iman talks about the white lives matter banner.

Jumoke Fashola interviews Inaya Folarin Iman, Inspirit with Jumoke Fashola, 7th July 2020.

We’re facing a tsunami of censorship

What can be done about this tsunami of censorship? I’m tempted to say: make it illegal to fire someone for exercising their lawful right to free speech — but I don’t want to encroach on private companies’ freedom of association.

Toby Young, The Spectator, magazine issue of 4th July 2020.

Toby Young: “Free speech is in crisis in this country”

“I’m happy for people to agree with the BLM movement… I would just want them to extend the same tolerance to those who want to challenge some aspects of that agenda”.

Interview with Toby Young, talkRadio, 29th June 2020.

Knight Tube: Toby Young – The Free Speech Union & Lockdown Sceptics

Stephen Knight talks to writer and social commentator Toby Young (@ToadMeister). They discuss: Offence Archaeology, social media, Coronavirus and “Lockdown Sceptics”, The Free Speech Union, cancel culture, the failings of the Conservative government and more.

Stephen Knight interviews Toby Young, Knight Tube, 29th June 2020.

Liked tweets nearly cost me my university job

Feeling that my career was about to implode, I posted the news on Twitter. I received a massive wave of support… including several offers of pro bono help from lawyers and Toby Young’s Free Speech Union (FSU). A lawyer volunteered to represent me at the meeting, with financial backing from the FSU if necessary.

Dr Mike McCulloch, UnHerd, 29th June 2020.

Talk show presenter is cleared of any wrongdoing after being suspended for saying he’d had no benefit from white privilege in Black Lives Matter debate

“I would also like to thank the IOM Communications Commission for a thorough and fair report, and the thousands of people who have signed petitions and sent me messages of support. Of particular note is the Free Speech Union who took up my ‘cause’ and provided friendly guidance and practical advice – I would recommend them to anyone who has been told what to think or what to say.”

Martin Robinson, The Daily Mail, 26th June 2020.