Tim Squirrell has had a bad week. I’m sure we all know the story of Oxford’s cancelled abortion debate and the ensuing argument about free speech that broke out across Twitter, Facebook, The Spectator, The Telegraph, and The Tab, but in case you’ve been hibernating: The Cambridge Union’s President, Tim Squirrell, got himself involved in quite a big way.
“I wrote an article for The Cambridge Tab titled, ‘Freedom of Speech doesn’t mean you get whatever platform you want,’ which I didn’t think was particularly controversial, but turns out is. I didn’t say ‘I hate free speech,’ which most people thought I did; I said there were limits on free speech, which most people agree there is, like hate speech laws. Continue reading