In Defence of Lord Patten: why ‘no-platforming’ and safe spaces miss the point

“If thought corrupts language, language can also corrupt thought”– or so wrote George Orwell inhis essay ‘Politics and the English Language’. Language, and most especially political language, ispowerful and aware of it. All speech and writing is created with the intention of influence: propaganda and advertisements invade one’s mind with ready-made thoughts, and politicians attempt […]

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Protestors gather outside Corey Lewandowski’s Oxford Union address

  Protesters have gathered outside the Oxford Union as US President-elect Donald Trump’s ex-campaign manager Corey Lewandowski delivered an address to the society. The protest was organised by OUSU LGBTQ Campaign and Oxford Migrant Solidarity. The protestors involved began to assemble at around 7pm and stayed for the duration of Lewandowski’s speech. The chants of […]

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