Minister Jo Johnson threatens to fine universities for not “allowing free speech” and the BBC uncritically wheels out Julie Bindel on Boxing day to support the Tory. Sam Hope explores the growing phenomenon of “free speech” authoritarianism
No platforming is a hot topic, but what do we do when someone opposing one form of hate speech themselves uses hate speech against marginalised issues? Karen Pollock explores the thorny issues of free speech and a right to be heard. Is it true your enemies enemy is not your friend?