UK Education and Culture Secretaries to Engage in “Twin Assault” on Academic Suppression and Cancel Culture
Two UK government ministers are planning to fine universities that suppress free speech and tell heritage groups and charities to defend British culture and history from leftist mobs.
The Sunday Telegraph reported that Gavin Williamson, the UK’s secretary of education, and Oliver Dowden, the secretary of culture, are leading a “twin assault” on cancel culture, academic suppression, and the rewriting of British history.
Williamson is expected to soon announce a “free speech champion” who will be given powers to defend academic freedom and freedom of speech on college campuses, and to fine universities who fire or demote people because of their beliefs. According to the Telegraph, these new measures will strengthen already existing legal protections.
Dowden, for his part, will instruct some of the UK’s largest heritage groups and charities in an upcoming conference to defend British culture and history “from the noisy minority of activists constantly trying to do Britain down.”
Sir John Hayes, chairman of the Common Sense Group, said he was glad to see the initiative of Williamson and Dowden.
“It is absolutely right that the Government steps in to defend free speech. Without the ability to speak freely soon we will not have the ability to think freely,” he said. “Protecting and promoting our heritage is about making people proud, not making them feel guilty about being British.”
Although the headlines you see out of the UK are often dystopian, especially those posted here at Big League Politics, it’s somewhat reassuring to see that there are still some good men willing to fight against the degradation and ultimate destruction of historic British society.