Organisers claimed they were ‘strong armed’ and ‘bullied’ into cancelling event by university’s student union.
A peer has been disinvited from a university debating society over her support for a transgender joke made by Ricky Gervais.
Baroness Claire Fox, the founder of the Institute of Ideas free speech think tank, was invited to Royal Holloway, University of London, to speak to students about the importance of discussion.
But the university’s debating society claimed it was “strong armed” and “bullied” into cancelling the talk by Royal Holloway’s students’ union (RHSU).
The latest no-platforming row to flare on British campuses comes as Baroness Fox is to fight a Lords amendment on Tuesday to soften a legal tort in the upcoming Higher Education (Free Speech) Bill which will allow cancelled speakers to seek compensation.
She plans to mention the Royal Holloway row as a reason to keep the measure in the Bill.
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