Media

Inaya Folarin Full Appearance on Sunday Morning Live

“… cancel culture is not about criticism. In a democracy, free speech includes criticism, harsh criticism, debate, discussion – all of those things are welcome. But cancel culture is something very specific: it is a public vilification campaign, it is a dehumanising process which seeks to completely destroy somebody’s livelihood, to exclude them from public life and to completely disregard often decades of contribution that they’ve made.”

Debate with Inaya Folarin Iman, Konstantin Kisin, Kenny Ethan Jones and Chanté Joseph, Sunday Morning Live, 12th July 2020.

FSU General Secretary Toby Young and Guardian writer Owen Jones debate cancel culture on Sky News

“Suzanne Moore, a Guardian columnist, wrote a column in which she took issue with some of the more dogmatic demands of the trans lobby, and 338 members of staff – writers at the Guardian – including Owen Jones, wrote a letter denouncing her for her anti-trans views… if you don’t sign up to every jot and tittle of the woke agenda, you’re a transphobe or a racist.”

Toby Young debates Owen Jones, Sky News, 12th July 2020.

“No Race Has a Monopoly on Oppression” – Inaya Folarin Iman

“Black people don’t have a monopoly on oppression, they don’t have a monopoly on suffering, and I think that framing the black identity solely based on these really negative characteristics will only weigh people down.”

Konstantin Kisin and Francis Foster interview Inaya Folarin Iman, Triggernometry, 12th July 2020.

What it Feels Like to be Cancelled

It’s the mob’s weapon of choice – trying to take away their victim’s livelihood – it’s even happened to the cartoonist for the Communist Morning Star and the organiser of a gay pride parade… But what does it feel like to find yourself at the bottom of an internet “pile-on”? The Mail on Sunday spoke to some of the victims of “cancel culture” to find out.

Nick Craven, the Mail on Sunday, 12th July 2020.

Toby Young: Since the explosion of the BLM movement more people have been a victim of cancel culture

Toby Young from the Free Speech Union has said the number of people coming to him for help saying they have been a victim of “cancel culture” has significantly increased since “the explosion of the BLM movement”. Speaking with talkRADIO’s Dan Wootton, he said “[The Left] are living in a different reality if they think cancel culture isn’t real and unfortunately I think the only moment that it’s going to dawn on them that it is real is when the mob comes for them.”

Dan Wootton interviews Toby Young, talkRadio, 9th July 2020.

JK Rowling’s right, everyone’s entitled to their views but so are those of us who disagree

… Luckily all these people have been helped out by the Free Speech Union, which fights the corner of those victimised. And gets tough with spineless organisations that go along with the radical Left agenda. Maybe JK Rowling should join up. It’s only a couple of quid per week. Stu Peters is now back on air.

Rod Liddle, The Sun, 8th July 2020.

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.