How debating should work

Censors rob their fellow students of the right to argue—and the right to storm out

By Alex Shilling  

A building at the University of Dundee—which the writer attended ©Ydam, Wikimedia Commons

Today almost every issue is a partisan one. During the jousting contest that is Prime Minister’s Questions, the Prime Minister of the day is rarely able to answer a question without a barrage of noisy dissent from the benches opposite. Yet a few weeks ago, Theresa May slammed the provision of “safe spaces” at universities designed to ensure debate does not cause offence to…

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