Jo Nova reports that British schoolchildren are going to the taught that the cancel culture is bullying.
Josh White, Daily Mail, UK
- Teachers will tell pupils ‘cancel culture’ is not part of a ‘tolerant and free society’
- Students will learn that people with controversial opinions should be respected
- It comes as some mainstream speakers have been blocked from speaking at unis
In Department for Education training manuals, teachers are instructed to tell pupils that the ‘cancel culture’ which has taken root at many universities – where individuals call for a boycott of a person or company whose views they don’t agree with, in the hope they lose their job or clients – is not part of a ‘tolerant and free society’.
Never say it couldn’t happen here!
Liberty Quote – Without a taboo against deficits, deficit spending tends to become habitual. It is politically corrosive, because no constituency expects to be the one to have to sacrifice when the limits of borrowing have been reached — Arnold Kling
Liberty Quote – History is littered with examples of politicians withdrawing citizens’ rights to free expression because they did not like what they had been saying about them at a particular moment in history.
Scratch the surface of this proposal and you will find a harsh new regime which stands to damage Australia’s reputation as a democracy and might well come back to bite the politicians, academics and publishers who are supporting it today – Mark Pearson