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243 academics complain of “outrageous interferences with free expression” at universities

A letter sent to the Guardian yesterday signed by 243 academics has complained of what the signatories call “outrageous interferences with free expression” at universities. It refers to the government’s attempt to “silence campus discussion about Israel” in the wake of minister Jo Johnson writing to Universities UK expressing concern

Silencing Pro-Palestinian Voices in Universities

In 2003, a motion to twin Preston with the city of Nablus was tabled and debated by Preston City Council.  It was a motion which was proposed by a good friend of mine, Councillor Michael Lavalette.  It was one of the most tense and lively debates that I ever had