University free speech to be protected after Government U-turn

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Toby Young, founder of the Free Speech Union, said: “Huge credit should go to Claire Coutinho. She made a good faith effort to strike a compromise with the Lords opposed to the tort … but instead they decided to reject the tort altogether.”
“I know that dozens of academics who’ve been at the sharp end of cancel culture in British universities have contacted the minister to tell her why they think the tort is essential if they’re going to protect their academic freedom.”
“She has clearly listened to them and not the sector’s lobbyists in the House of Lords telling her the free speech crisis in higher education is an invention of Right-wing culture warriors.”

Louisa Clarence-Smith, The Telegraph, 2nd February 2023.