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    “ Pro-Brexit and right-wing academics feel forced to censor their political views, putting free speech at universities under threat, a report has said.

    Campuses are increasingly governed by unwritten rules that mean lecturers are under pressure to muzzle unfashionable opinions for fear of being ostracised or passed over for promotion, the Policy Exchange think tank said.

    A YouGov poll of 820 academics found that nearly a third — 32 per cent — of those who say their political views are “right” or “fairly right” have stopped openly airing opinions in teaching and research, compared with 13 per cent of those in the centre and on the left.”

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    <left logic on>Right-wing academics are self-evidently wrong, else they'd be left-wing. Therefore nothing they say has any value, which means this isn't a problem at all. Free speech isn't threatened at all, only hate speech. You can freely discuss any opinion on any topic so long as I think it's not hate speech.</left logic off>
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    Quote Originally Posted by NotAllThere View Post
    <left logic on>Right-wing academics are self-evidently wrong, else they'd be left-wing. Therefore nothing they say has any value, which means this isn't a problem at all. Free speech isn't threatened at all, only hate speech. You can freely discuss any opinion on any topic so long as I think it's not hate speech.</left logic off>
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    have stopped openly airing opinions in teaching and research, compared with 13 per cent of those in the centre and on the left.

    Among Brexit supporters, 27 per cent said they had refrained from publishing or airing views for “fear of consequences”
    So 73% of Brexiteers still feel free to ram their opinions down the students throats even though they should be teaching and not airing opinions. I have no idea about the political opinions about any lecturer I had at Uni.

    Is this really a story ?

    If you read the article on both sides there are lecturers that don't want to air their opinions, but the Brextiteers are whining about it, that they're "victims". If you don't like the heat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BlasterBates View Post
    If you read the article on both sides there are lecturers that don't want to air their opinions, but the Brextiteers are whining about it, that they're "victims". If you don't like the heat.
    Could you quote the whining from the article?

    From what I was free to read it's a YouGov poll.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheGreenBastard View Post
    Could you quote the whining from the article?

    From what I was free to read it's a YouGov poll.
    Simple the title

    Right-wing academics ‘forced to hide views’
    Leftwing academics are not expressing their views but rightwing academics are "forced" by the nasty leftwing academics.

    This is just a rightwing whining article.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BlasterBates View Post
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    Leftwing academics are not expressing their views but rightwing academics are "forced" by the nasty leftwing academics.

    This is just a rightwing whining article.
    Granted the article is written in a whinging slant, but unless I misinterpreted the poll it implies "right wingers" disproportionately suppress their views compared to "left wingers". It doesn't say anything about absolute numbers, or is that info only available in the full article?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlasterBates View Post
    So 73% of Brexiteers still feel free to ram their opinions down the students throats even though they should be teaching and not airing opinions. I have no idea about the political opinions about any lecturer I had at Uni.

    Is this really a story ?

    If you read the article on both sides there are lecturers that don't want to air their opinions, but the Brextiteers are whining about it, that they're "victims". If you don't like the heat.
    When did you go? I did a master's in 2018 to update some skills and every single professor spoke about brexit, all very anti brexit pro immigration and constantly telling us everyone who voted for brexit was a racist. I'm sure none of their colleagues would have voiced a pro brexit opinion. I am very strongly anti brexit so I didn't care but just saying it did happen in my experience.

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