Hate Speech

Hate Speech Is Not Free Speech

Roanna Carleton-Taylor | Posted 23.03.2017 | UK
Roanna Carleton-Taylor

The right to free speech has become a contested and contentious issue in the arena of anti-hate activism. The pro free speech argument rests on the fa...

Milo Yiannopoulos Doesn't Appear To Be Taking His Glasgow University Loss Terribly Well

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 22.03.2017 | UK Universities & Education

Milo Yiannopoulos has hit out at human rights lawyer Aamer Anwar after his defeat in the race to become rector at Glasgow University. Following a cam...

Milo Yiannopoulos Crushed In Election For Top Glasgow University Job

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 22.03.2017 | UK Universities & Education

Alt-right journalist Milo Yiannopoulos has lost the election for Glasgow University rector in a landslide defeat to human rights lawyer Aamer Anwar. ...

Paul 'We're Not Racist' Golding Posts Video Of Himself Yelling 'F*ck Off You Foreign C*nt'

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 20.03.2017 | UK

Britain First’s website has an entire page explaining how the far-right group is “patriotic” but definitely not racist. It emphasises: 'Rac...

'Alt-Right Troll' Milo Yiannopoulos Calls For Muslim Society Ban At Glasgow Uni

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 17.03.2017 | UK Universities & Education

Alt-right journalist Milo Yiannopoulos has sparked outrage by calling for Muslim groups to be banned at Glasgow University. Yiannopoulos, who is curr...

‘Beware Of Jews’ Sign Revealed To Actually Be An Art Project

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 15.03.2017 | UK

A road sign appearing to warn people to ‘Beware of Jews’ was actually an art project, the creator has claimed, while expressing his “regret”. ...

Polish MEP Suspended And Fined For Saying Women Are Weak And Stupid

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 14.03.2017 | UK

A Polish politician has been suspended by the European Parliament for 10 days after saying women should earn less than men because they are weaker, sm...

Anti-Semitic Graffiti Claiming Holocaust Was An 'Inside Job' Found At Sussex Uni

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 14.03.2017 | UK Universities & Education

Anti-Semitic graffiti claiming the Holocaust was an “inside job” was discovered at the University of Sussex shortly after it hosted Israel Aparthe...

Banned Terrorist Group National Action To 'Imminently' Relaunch As New Splinter Group

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 14.03.2017 | UK

National Action, the neo-Nazi group that was banned as a terrorist group late last year, is preparing to relaunch as a new organisation “tied to the...

Protests Over Milo Yiannopoulos Being Nominated As Rector At Glasgow Show The Divide Still Between 'Free Speech' And 'Hate Speech'

April Wilson | Posted 13.03.2017 | UK Universities & Education
April Wilson

I am not saying he shouldn't speak (though I wish he wouldn't); but there is a difference between giving a perspective and encouraging an attack on a group. For me that is the difference between hate speech and free speech.

Owen Jones Has Become The Latest To Quit 'Completely And Utterly Depressing' Social Media

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 11.03.2017 | UK

Owen Jones has said he is quitting social media because it is “completely and utterly depressing”. The journalist revealed he has been sent tortur...

There's A 'Dangerous' Trend Of UK Politicians Imitating Trump's 'Fake News' Claims

The Huffington Post | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 15.03.2017 | UK

British politicians aping Donald Trump by condemning established media as “fake news” is a “dangerous” trend that needs to be challenged, the ...

Man Charged Over 'Racially Aggravated Threats' To Brexit Campaigner Gina Miller

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 07.03.2017 | UK

A man has been charged over racist threats made to Brexit court case campaigner Gina Miller. Miller, the 51-year-old investment fund manager who took ...

Racist Abuse Over Brexit Made Gina Miller Feel Like 'A Foreigner' After 40 Years In Britain

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 04.03.2017 | UK

Before Brexit, investment fund manager Gina Miller campaigned for greater transparency to expose mis-selling in her industry with a persistence and de...

Right-Wing MEP Says 'Weaker, Smaller, Less Intelligent' Women Deserve Smaller Wages

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 03.03.2017 | UK

A right-wing Polish MEP has stunned the European Parliament after claiming women should earn less than their male counterparts “because they are wea...

New Evidence Shows Public Supports Banning Hate Speech Against People With Disabilities

Dr. Alexander Brown | Posted 03.03.2017 | UK
Dr. Alexander Brown

A new Yougov poll and online petition reveals that British people are in favour of extending existing hate speech laws to protect people with disabili...

You'll No Longer Be Able To Use Terms Like ‘Mankind’ And ‘Waitress’ At This University

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 03.03.2017 | UK Universities & Education

A Welsh university has been accused of censorship after banning the use of terms such as “right-hand man”, “waitress” and “forefathers” on...

The Latest Hate Crime Figures Point To An Uncomfortable Reality- We Can't Ignore It

Shazia Awan | Posted 02.03.2017 | UK
Shazia Awan

"Nothing to see here; move along now" seems to be the outlook of some people to the announcement of record levels of reported hate crimes in England a...

Too Many Left-Wing Lecturers On Campus Is A 'Threat To Free Speech'

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 02.03.2017 | UK Universities & Education

A lack of right-wing and conservative lecturers at universities poses a serious threat to free speech on campus, a new study has warned. A report by ...

Drawing The Line Between Free Speech And Hate Speech

Tegan Marlow | Posted 01.03.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Tegan Marlow

Nowadays its fairly standard to find that when something problematic occurs and people complain about it, there's almost always one person who says "but what about free speech?"

What You Can Do To Fight Hate

Roanna Carleton-Taylor | Posted 28.02.2017 | UK
Roanna Carleton-Taylor

Whoever you are, whatever your ability, your confidence level or your circumstances you can add your voice to the increasingly vociferous determination of those who want a better world and are willing to put the work in to get it.

Philip Hammond Attacked For Sexism After Branding Labour MP 'Hysterical'

The Huffington Post | Ned Simons | Posted 28.02.2017 | UK Politics

Philip Hammond has been accused by a Labour MP of trying to “diminish women” after he branded her “hysterical” in the House of Commons. Mary C...

Sir John Major Slams Theresa May's 'Cheap Rhetoric' In Bruising Brexit Speech

The Huffington Post | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 27.02.2017 | UK

Sir John Major has delivered a withering assessment of Brexit, warning the UK will become reliant on an unpredictable Donald Trump, risks making the p...

Sunday Show Round-Up: Labour Divisions, Ukip Battles And More From The Key Interviews

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 26.02.2017 | UK Politics

The Andrew Marr Show The paper review was slightly weird today, as anti-Brexit campaigner Gina Miller picked an interview with herself as the first st...

'Harassment And Victimisation' Of Jewish Students Must End, MP Demands

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 25.02.2017 | UK Universities & Education

The government has demanded universities take a “zero-tolerance” policy to anti-Semitism on campus ahead of Israel Apartheid Week. In his annual ...