Politically correct universities ‘are killing free speech’

British universities have become too politically correct and are stifling free speech by banning anything that causes the least offence to anyone, a group of leading academics warns on Saturday.

A whole generation of students is being denied the “intellectual challenge of debating conflicting views” because self-censorship is turning campuses into over-sanitised “safe spaces”, they say.

Their intervention comes as an Oxford college considers removing a historic statue of Cecil Rhodes, one of its alumni and benefactors, because he is regarded as the founding father of apartheid in South Africa.

  • Hard Little Machine

    Hence the Rhodes Scholarship which all PC liberals should disavow.

  • simus1

    The Bushmen, who originally held sway in much of southern Africa, might tend to think poor old CR was pretty far down the list of those who showed up and gave them a hard time.

  • mauser 98

    Rhodesia was a garden of Eden… now Zimbabwe hellhole