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Government: free speech on university campuses must not be stifled

10th Sep 2018
Rachael Adams

Today the Minister of State for Education, Sam Gyimah MP answered questions regarding the importance of free speech on university campuses.


Freedom Of Speech At Universities Under Microscope

29th Mar 2018
Rachael Adams

This week the Joint Committee on Human Rights have published its report detailing the ways in which freedom of speech at universities is being restricted.

Labelling Non-Violent views as ‘Extreme’ won’t help us tackle Terrorism

18th Jul 2017
Rachael Adams

New polling shows that half of the public (54%) think that using the word ‘extreme’ is not a helpful description when discussing political and social opinions.

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Terrorism expert expresses concern about Counter Extremism Bill

6th Jan 2017
Anonymous (not verified)

David Anderson QC, the Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Legislation, has expressed concerns about the Government’s proposed Counter Extremism Bill and its impact on freedom of speech.

Police Chief warns Govt: extremism plans could create ‘thought police’

25th May 2016
James Mildred

The Government’s plans to counter extremism are seriously flawed and could create a ‘thought police’ in the UK, according to a prominent police chief.

Extremism Bill confirmed in Queen’s Speech

18th May 2016
James Mildred

The Government will bring forward a Counter-Extremism and Safeguarding Bill after the Queen announced the plans during the State Opening of Parliament today.

New Bill on Extremism to be in Queen’s Speech

4th May 2016
James Mildred

The Prime Minister is to put tackling extremism at the heart of the next Queen’s Speech, according to The Times.

Joint statement: charities call on Govt to drop plans to inspect church youth work

18th Apr 2016
James Mildred

Christian charities CARE, Christian Concern, Evangelical Alliance, Lawyers’ Christian Fellowship and The Christian Institute have today issued a joint statement and call to action over Government proposals to register and inspect church youth work.

Final hours before extremism consultation closes

11th Jan 2016
James Mildred

The governments controversial Out-of-School Education Settings consultation closes today. The consultation, the shortest currently being run by the Department of Education (DofE) will finish officially on Monday January 11.

Government’s controversial Counter-Extremism Strategy published

19th Oct 2015
Public Affairs

Today, the Government revealed its long-awaited Counter-Extremism Strategy.  The far-reaching strategy has been subject to widespread criticism and concern from Christians and non-Christians alike, so what are we to make of it?