The state of free speech in Britain

Not good.

Our survey, ranking 115 UK universities using our traffic-light system, shows that 55 per cent of universities now actively censor speech, 39 per cent stifle speech through excessive regulation, and just six per cent are truly free, open places.

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16 Responses to The state of free speech in Britain

  1. Roger

    The long march is complete, now for the thought control.

  2. Mak Siccar

    This is a very serious worry indeed as the universities here become increasingly PC. The worry is, I don’t see how this is going to reverse itself unless the students themselves see the diabolical situation and actually do something about it. Staff will be cowed into inaction for fear of losing their contract re-appointment.

  3. Y

    The English aren’t happy unless they’re miserable. They bloody love oppressing themselves.

  4. lotocoti

    Cripes.
    I have a cuz who went to Dundee, twenty odd years ago.
    Religious or political jokes were standard fare for a girl from Ulster.
    But offensive sexual noises? Perhaps not.

  5. mh

    The English aren’t happy unless they’re miserable. They bloody love oppressing themselves.

    I think it is more the case that Theresa May wants them miserable:

  6. Cassie of Sydney

    This is all happening under the watch of that pathetic cretin aka Theresa May…a so called Conservative. May is more than a disgraceful appeaser, she is an outright Quisling. She should have been kicked out after the election result which happened because of her dismal performance. Like the woeful Turnbull here, she thought she would cruise to victory. When I was in the UK last year, not one person I spoke to had a kind word to say about her. People despise her because people can see that she has zero convictions. Because of her utter ineptness, she will gift the UK first to Corbyn and then to Islamism. Oh and we have a similar leader here.

  7. 2dogs

    Thank you to sp!ked for doing this research. We really need the same thing done here in Australia. Maybe the IPA could do it?

  8. herodotus

    I couldn’t possibly comment. Unless I was in a screened room, and among fellow conspirators. Come to think of it, some of them would be a bit suss.

  9. Jannie

    Bastions of intolerance suspended in a sea of resignation.

  10. W Hogg

    So vastly better than US colleges, then?

  11. stackja

    People accepting censorship? Their problem.

  12. from what i’ve seen the stats wouldn’t be much different here in Oz.

  13. BorisG

    This is all happening under the watch of that pathetic cretin aka Theresa May…a so called Conservative.

    Since the vast majority of Brits voted either May or Corbyn, this is a view of a small minority.

  14. Dr Fred Lenin

    A good dose of defunding academics woukd soon put a stop to this u,n,communist crap . Withdrawal of funding for politicak]l activist students would help,you cannot study and be a full time activite ratbag too good the .they can’t all be like giliard and take 7 years to finish a 4 year course and only get a pass because you are sleeping with the boss of a dodgy corrupt lawtrade firm ,0and the faculty want to get rid of you as you are an embarrassment to their graduate record .
    The final solution to communism/socialist fascism in[s Total Defunding .

  15. Kneel

    I would suggest making a court case out of it, however the judiciary seems to be infected by the same disease (leftism) – these are people who are happy to allow Muslims their own sharia courts, and “no-go” zones for policing.

  16. manalive

    Allegations against Peter Ridd include the Orwellian offence “failure to be silent”.

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