I won’t stop offering a platform to so-called ‘hate speakers’

David Cameron has named and shamed Kingston University for our choice of guests, but it’s our job to protect freedom of speech ‘Am I being reckless? No. I am being true to my obligations as a university vice-chancellor.’ Photograph: Alamy Kingston University, where I am vice-chancellor, was named and shamedby the prime minister last year for allegedly hosting Islamic “hate speakers” and thus undermining official efforts to prevent the radicalisation of students. A couple of weeks ago, another supposed “hate speaker”, Moazzam Begg, was invited to speak to Kingston students.…

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