LONDON (28 January 2021). Tory MP David Davis has brought forward a Bill that would require universities to respect freedom of speech.
The Bill has received praise from pro-lifers, who say universities must be “bastions of free speech”. It follows a number of attacks on the freedom of speech of pro-lifers at UK universities.
The MP for Haltemprice and Howden warned that there is now a “corrosive trend” in universities whereby certain views are prevented from being aired. While certain groups argue that this is to protect from offence, Mr Davis insisted that it is “censorship”.