Saturday, March 25, 2006
Freedom, it seems, is a troublesome concept for Nanny to understand.
Lat year Universities UK issued a guide on dealing with hate crimes and intolerance on campus. It advised vice-chancellors of the following:
"Proportionate interference with the lecturer's right to freedom of expression is permissible where necessary to protect the rights and freedoms of others".
In other words, if Nanny doesn't like what you say she will stop you saying it!
That is wrong!
Nanny's minions in the University of Leeds are currently using this rule to silence one of their lecturers, who has set the cat amongst the pigeons with his views on race and gender.
Today it is a controversial lecturer that they silence, tomorrow it might be you!