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    (Original post by Sulfolobus)
    What a non-event.

    Anyone who regards this as violent, aggressive, or an example of thuggery would be advised to not enter a British pub, attend a football match or go to a music gig. You'd wet in fear the moment someone got boisterous.

    Rees-Mogg summed it by saying he has had "worse confrontations with The Guardian".
    Except, you generally don't go to any of those venues to listen to someone talk, and you can get kicked out of them or worse if you overdo it...

    Trying to minimise this because of what happens in other venues, where it may be far less disruptive, is rather silly.
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    Rees Mogg does love a bit of self generated publicity doesnt he.

    Especially when he's lining himself up as a leadership contender.
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    (Original post by mojojojo101)
    So your answer to their apparent transgression against free speech is to remove their right to free speech? It's like you people don't even listen to the drivel that comes out of your own mouths.
    Come off it. Here we have an attempt to shut someone up. That isn't an exercise of free speech and the university would be well within its rights to remove them. It is a taxpayer funded institution - even the "loans" by which it is funded are largely underwritten by taxpayers and subsidised by them, not to mention they barely cover the operational costs of these universities. They're under no obligation to tolerate hooligans attempting, rather laughably, to disrupt talks.
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    Love how you all decided they're 'Trotskyists' and 'muh left wingers' with basically no information because it fits your world view. Stop throwing a tantrum.
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    The hard left should be taken out the back and shot.
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    (Original post by DeBruyne18)
    They didn't attack him. He even stated that no one attacked him.

    There was a scuffle between protestors and people at the event and he tried to break it up.
    Yes that's right and if it was a cohort of right-wing thugs causing trouble at Jeremy Corbyn speech you will be saying the same thing to wouldn't you?
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    The phrase Trotskyist has lost all meaning now. Just braying noise from people afraid of the collapse of the status quo.
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    Not sure why he even decided to visit such an unprestigious institution anyway
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    (Original post by s.a.u)
    The phrase Trotskyist has lost all meaning now. Just braying noise from people afraid of the collapse of the status quo.
    The only "status quo" collapsing are various socialist regimes around the world.
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    (Original post by Just my opinion)
    Yes that's right and if it was a cohort of right-wing thugs causing trouble at Jeremy Corbyn speech you will be saying the same thing to wouldn't you?
    Yes.
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    the jovial mask of Corbynism has slipped to reveal the brutal reality :emo:
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    (Original post by the bear)
    the jovial mask of Corbynism has slipped to reveal the brutal reality :emo:
    What does this have to do with Corbyn?
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    (Original post by DeBruyne18)
    What does this have to do with Corbyn?
    well i don't think that the Green Party organised this shameful attack on democracy.
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    What a non-story
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    Mogg was just so calm and dealt with it so brilliantly, I love him!
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    Everyone should condemn this type of violence and this attack!

    No two ways about it.
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    (Original post by the bear)
    well i don't think that the Green Party organised this shameful attack on democracy.
    So Corbyn organised this?
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    It's just the far-Left demonstrating their tolerance.

    With these sort of people, it's very simple: you either unthinkingly support their ideology or you will be censored and shamed into silence.

    The far-Left is a greater threat than the far-Right. The far-Left aren't afraid to turn to extreme violence; they aren't afraid to deny reality when it furthers their objectives.
    They've infested the media and education education establishments. And now they've seized control of a major political party [Labour]. The far-Right simply don't have this kind of influence in modern Britain.

    Britain's a lost cause anyway; the cult of Leftism will destroy it.
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    We shouldn't downplay the significance of events like these, they are not isolated and are instead spasms of an organized and militant school of thought. Most of them are mere 'useful idiots' stirred up into a frenzy by others but the fountain they drink from is that of tyranny and oppression over anybody standing in their pursuit of 'the correct views'. Some of them would have been found putting bullets in Kullaks heads in the Soviet revolution, had they lived through it.

    That type will subvert democracy at every opportunity, merely a path to power to them. It's more than evident to outsiders that the far-left simply do not understand the concept, it is like a mental block to people who are just so damn sure they hold a divine gift of knowing what is best for the world. Hitler was like that too, that's the problem.
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    Not even surprised that there are people on TSR defending these militant nutjobs. What has this country become?
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