Student Authoritarians: Stop Telling Us What to Think
The Joint Select Committee on Human Rights has launched an inquiry into freedom of speech in universities, and they want written submissions.
CitizenGO has been following the decline of freedom of speech at universities and in wider society closely for the last few years. We’ve even written a few petitions on it and have been supportive of Jo Johnson MP’s efforts to ensure that free speech remains free at university.
This petitions details the CitizenGO response to the Joint Committeee.
It lists just a few of the instances of the suppression of speech at university; discusses some of the ambiguity and inconsistency in current free speech legislation; discusses the patronising and authoritarian nature of attempts to undermine free speech; and highlights those topics which are most frequently supressed – critical discussion of LGBT ideology, of abortion and of Islam.
There’s far more to say than can be said here and you’re welcome to write your own reply and your own concerns to the Committee.
The deadline for submissions is the 20th December, so make sure you sign now.
Sign this petition now!
Written Submission: Is Government policy on free speech in universities coherent?