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Government pledges to protect free speech on campus

It’s being claimed as the biggest intervention by ministers in campus free speech for more than 30 years

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The theatre of debate – winning the war on political correctness

Reclaiming the space for intellectual, civilised debate

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Jacob Rees-Mogg’s UWE event disrupted

Chaos broke out after the event the MP was speaking at was disrupted by anti-fascist demonstrators

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Free speech needs to be protected at universities

Freedom of speech is under threat on university campuses, as students we should be defending it

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A student life: the free speech advocate

Jo Mitchison a member of the University of Manchester’s Free Speech and Secular Society, claims the culture of not engaging with controversial opinions is to blame for the success of Trump and Brexit

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Students react to Donald Trump election triumph

Everyone has something to say on the shock victory, so we gathered the opinions of students around the country

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Free speech crusaders harm debate

Making some trivial issues to be political under the banner of free speech churns the debating ground into dogma

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Interview: Dame Nancy Rothwell

Head Features Editor Jacob Nicholas sat down with the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Dame Nancy Rothwell, to talk about everything from Brexit to building a hotel on campus

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Theresa May criticises the culture of ‘Safe Spaces’

After Theresa May claimed the culture of ‘safe spaces’ was undermining free speech, we spoke to the Free Speech and Secular Society, the Exec team and Dame Nancy Rothwell about their positions on the controversial topic

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Lunch with The Mancunion: David Aaronovitch

William Brown talks to University of Manchester alumnus and The Times columnist David Aaronovitch on politics, the student body and freedom of speech

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No platforming is obscuring the free speech debate

After the controversies surrounding Peter Tatchell and Germaine Greer, is censorship at universities missing the point with the issues at hand?

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Union and university slated for attitudes to free speech

In their second year of ranking institutions based on how well freedom of speech is protected, Spiked found that 90 per cent curb free speech