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Oxford University warned over free‑speech failures

In a letter to the Free Speech Union, which complained about Todd’s treatment, Professor Sir Rick Trainor, the rector of Exeter, said it had agreed to review its procedures urgently.

Sian Griffiths, The Sunday Times, 12th April 2020.

Cachez cette censure que je ne saurais voir

À peine constitué, le Free Speech Union, organisation de défense de la liberté d’expression […] essuyait les attaques d’une presse de gauche qui ne voit pas de problème particulier à interdire de cité les opinions qu’elle combat.

Sylvie Perez and Toby Young, L’Incorrect, April 2020.

Sollys er det bedste desinfektionsmiddel

»Vi har aldrig haft en Tjeka, et Stasi eller et Gestapo i dette land. Vi har aldrig levet i et orwellsk samfund,« sagde den britiske højesteretsdommer Julian Knowles for nylig. »Men« – tilføjede han – »det britiske samfund er på en farlig kurs.«

Mette Rodgers, Weekendavisen, 27th March 2020.

How Oxford taught the no-platformers a lesson

The [Proctors] have upheld the Free Speech Union’s complaint about Rudd’s no-platforming, de-registered the society responsible, and ordered it to apologise to her. Let’s hope that sends a message to the protesters.

Toby Young, The Spectator, 28th March 2020.

University bans society that no-platformed Amber Rudd

The decision to cancel sparked backlash from proponents of free speech, like the Free Speech Union – which sent an official complaint to the university. Governing proctors have now made the decision to de-register the society.

Catherine Dema, Cherwell, 23rd March 2020.

Oxford University officials ban society that no-platformed Amber Rudd

The Free Speech Union… sent an official complaint about the society to Oxford University, and its governing proctors have now de-registered the feminist group. It has also ordered it to issue an apology.

Indya Clayton, Oxford Mail, 22nd March 2020.

Toby Young Leads Rebuke To Leftist Censorship With Free Speech Union

Toby Young explains the aims of his latest project, a British version of the ACLU, but one that actually defends free speech without nonsensical transgender activism or stupid intersectional tweets.

Sumantra Maitra, The Federalist, 5th March 2020.