Student Rep. on Free Speech: “Some People Have More Equal Rights Than Others”

Wednesday, April 27, 2016
By Paul Martin

Safe spacer sounds like a character from Orwell’s Animal Farm

Paul Joseph Watson
April 27, 2016

During a debate about the threat to free speech on university campuses, Richard Brooks, the Vice-President of the National Union of Students, almost quoted George Orwell’s Animal Farm directly when he said that “some people have more equal rights than others.”

Asked by host Victoria Derbyshire, “are too many people being silenced?” Brooks said that the NUS’ “no platform policy” was a way of preventing “fascists and racists” from speaking on campus.

Brooks claimed that the organization’s “safe space policy” is “based on the idea that every single person has freedom of speech, and everyone has equal right to freedom of speech, however, some people have more equal rights than others.”

Brooks added that prioritizing the opinions of some people over others (ie not believing in equality), was a means of “ensuring that marginalized groups get their views heard.”

He also claimed that such policies were “progressive” and were not an example of “censorship”.

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