Peers oppose free speech bill’s prospect of “endless litigation”

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Eric Kaufmann, professor of politics at Birkbeck, University of London, co-author of a report for the Policy Exchange thinktank that was the source for the key elements of the bill including the statutory tort, and a member of the Free Speech Union’s advisory board, said: “We are concerned, but I think things are still very much in play.” He added: “Regrettably the risk of being sued tends to be required to concentrate institutional minds on upholding the law since the more proximal and frequent pressure on administrators comes from the anti-[free] speech side.”

John Morgan, Times Higher Education, 28th November 2022.