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Jo Johnson’s muddled and aimless thinking about freedom of speech in universities

Universities Minister Jo Johnson delivered a much-trailed (..and here, here, here...) speech about the imperative of academic freedom of speech, which he says must be guaranteed on pain of universities being "fined, suspended or deregistered, if they do not protect…

Time to forgive Guy Fawkes?

  "Guy Fawkes should be forgiven because he has become a ‘global brand’, says headmaster of Catholic plotter's old school." That's a summary of an inept piece in the Telegraph…

China abolishes the cross of Christ

  China's stock-market has plunged: its GDP has crashed, the yuan has been devalued and economic confidence is in free fall. Another boom-and-bust bubble has burst: Mammon threatens another tidal…