As published by the Daily Telegraph: Universities should be responsible for upholding free speech with fines for those that do not comply, a veteran Conservative MP has suggested. David Davis, a former cabinet minister, has criticised the cancel culture movement and the “corrosive trend” of “no platforming” of public figures, which he branded “censorship”. He […]
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As published by the I: David Davis said: “Freedom of speech only matters when it’s controversial, when it’s challenging”. A “cancel culture movement” on campuses threatens to “obliterate” free speech at the UK’s universities, a former Cabinet minister has said. Veteran Conservative MP David Davis introduced a private member’s bill in Parliament on Tuesday which […]
As published by The Yorkshire Post: Universities should be responsible for upholding free speech throughout their campuses, with fines for those that do not comply, one of Yorkshire’s Conservative MPs has suggested. Veterran Tory former Minister David Davis criticised the cancel culture movement and the “corrosive trend” of “no platforming” of public figures, branding it […]
David Davis MP comments on new legislation that could see universities forced to protect freedom of speech
As published in the Sunday Express: UNIVERSITIES will be forced to protect freedom of speech under new legislation being proposed by former Brexit Secretary David Davis. The civil liberties campaigner wants to stop “cancel culture” taking root in centres of higher education and is alarmed at resistance to hearing “uncomfortable opinions”. Mr Davis argues that […]
As published in the Daily Express: THE BBC’s incoming Chairman has come under fire from a leading Tory MP over his comments regarding the corporation’s coverage of Brexit. Former Goldman Sachs banker Richard Sharp has been appointed the new Chairman of the BBC and will assume his £160,000 a year role next month. The former […]
As published in the Sunday Times: One of the biggest challenges facing our nation is the creation of an education system that nurtures talent and creates opportunity for everyone. However, debate about reform often focuses on two opposites — knowledge and skills. This is a false divide. Knowledge is only relevant alongside the skills to […]