UK Labour Party to vote against ‘Freedom of Speech’ bill, claiming it will embolden ‘hate speech’ | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

UK Labour Party to vote against ‘Freedom of Speech’ bill, claiming it will embolden ‘hate speech’

The British Labour Party will oppose a Tory-sponsored bill that would allow “deplatformed” political speakers to sue universities. Labour leader Keir Starmer claims the bill will enable “Holocaust deniers” and “anti-vaxxers.”

The bill, proposed by the Conservative government and headed for a second reading in the House of Commons this week, would amend existing laws safeguarding free speech on university campuses by allowing guest speakers to sue the universities if they are denied a platform over political views. It would also mandate the appointment of a “Director for Freedom of Speech and Academic Freedom” within the government’s Office for Students, and allow university staff to take legal action if they felt they had been passed over for a job due to their views.

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