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Emily Carver: To bolster free speech in universities, we need laws taken off the statute book, rather than added to it

1 month ago   |   By Conservative Home

Emily Carver is Head of Media at the Institute of Economic Affairs.
The doctrine that “speech is violence” has gone mainstream. The notion is troubling and nonsensical in equal measure, yet it has wormed its way into UK universities, and now sits at the heart of renewed efforts by institutions up and down the country to clamp down on “offensive” speech.
This week it was reported that Edinburgh University has issued speech guidance to its staff on transgender issues. This includes asking lecturers to include their preferred pronouns in emails, wear rainbow lanyards on campuses, refrain from...
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