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Right-leaning or pro-Brexit academics are 'censored' on British university campuses, report warns

Added 08-03-20 03:36:05am EST - “A survey for Policy Exchange found fewer than 20 per cent of academics at British universities say they voted for Right-leaning parties in the 2017 and 2019 elections.” - Dailymail.co.uk

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Dailymail.co.uk: “Pro-Brexit academics are 'censored' on UK university campuses”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Academic freedom in British universities is in danger as the minority of academics with Right-leaning or pro-Brexit views feel they have to censor what they teach and discuss, a report has warned.

A survey for the Policy Exchange think-tank found that political affiliations among academics in UK universities have changed in recent decades, with fewer than 20 per cent saying they voted for Right-leaning parties in the 2017 and 2019 elections.

The paper, titled Academic Freedom in the UK, suggests there is a ‘structural discriminatory effect’ against the minority of academics at British universities who identify as being on the Right. 

Academic freedom in British universities is in danger as the minority of academics with Right-leaning or pro-Brexit views feel they have to censor what they teach and discuss (File photo)

The paper argues that higher education institutions and the Government must do much more to ensure that all lawful speech is protected on university campuses.

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