Student unions who “cancel” speakers on campus could be fined £500,000 under Boris’s new free speech law allowing “de-platformed” people to take institutions to court

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Free Speech Union general secretary Toby Young said: ‘It’s great to see that the Government is following through on its pledge to better protect free speech in English universities. In the past year the Free Speech Union has dealt with over 100 campus free speech cases, an average of almost two cases a week. Anyone who thinks speech protections in universities don’t need strengthening hasn’t been paying attention. Cancel culture has spread like a virus across university campuses in the past few years and this Bill will act like a vaccine to protect at-risk students and academics.”

Jemma Carr, MailOnline, 12th May 2021.