David Davis MP comments on how universities should be responsible for upholding free speech

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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 […]

David Davis MP comments on how the ‘cancel culture’ threatens to obliterate free speech

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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 […]

David Davis MP introduces his Freedom of Speech (Universities) Bill into the Commons

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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

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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 […]

David Davis MP comments on appointment of new BBC Chairman

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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 […]