Oxford and Cambridge unions win exemption allowing extremists to preach on campus

The Oxford and Cambridge Unions have secured an exemption from a Government crackdown on extremists being invited to speak to student audiences, it emerged today.

They have been excluded from new Home Office rules following lobbying from Conservative peers, including the former Cabinet ministers Lord Lamont and Lord Deben.

Student unions are to be informed in statutory guidance that they are required to draw up policies “setting out the activities that are or are not allowed to take place on campus”. It also suggests that student union officers and staff should receive counter-terrorism awareness training.

But the Oxford and Cambridge Unions, often regarded as the training ground of future Cabinet ministers, will not be covered because they are legally separate entities from their universities.

  • disqus_W6sfZCiOd8

    Here’s what Pat Condell thinks about free speech for progressive left wing students and universities:


  • Brett_McS

    Oh, so Robert Spencer and Pamella Gellar can speak there now? Yes, except they’re not allowed in the country. Oh, OK.

    • Alain

      Of course and that is why the Home Office has nothing more to worry about….

  • Frau Katze

    The UK is finished. It had a good run. But all things come to an end. Our dear leaders have decided that western civilization is not worth anything. It’s more advanced in the UK, thanks to presence of the obnoxious cult of Islam.