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    Free Speech at University Petition.

    The events during Jacob Rees Mogg speech at the University of the South West of England are unacceptable and go against the principles of free speech and tolerance that our universities pride themselves on.

    This petition calls on the government to comdem the events at JRM event and also calls on the government to create an "office for students" that protects student rights and free speech at our universities

    The OfS should have a range of powers if freedom of speech is not upheld, including ‘monetary penalties’ and deregistering institutions.

    When a university is deregistered it means it is not recognised as an English higher education provider, cannot receive direct Whitehall funding and will not be able to award its own degrees.

    Many student unions believe universities need to be ‘safe spaces’ where young people can be shielded from views they may find upsetting. But critics say being shielded from the realities of the world does not prepare students for the challenges they face after graduation.
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    Would the existence of the real life OfS not mean that we assume it already exists in model Britain?
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    https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/sho....php?t=5146868
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    A) a university should not be punished for the actions of its Union
    B) the OfS exists in TSRland
    C) freedom of speech doesn't mean freedom of platform. just because a person has the right to say something doesn't mean that everyone has to suddenly listen and give the person a platform to speak on.
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    We already have an OfS so no point?

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    There's already an OfS so I don't understand the purpose of this moment. However, I do condemn the actions that happened during Jacob Rees Mogg's speech at a university and something of this nature should never be repeated again.
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    Like others have already mentioned OfS already exists and didn't the libers legalise free speech? I don't see the point in this.
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    Nay. Peaceful demonstrations should be fine, and existing law already covers non-peaceful demos.
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    Nay. I too fail to see the point of this.
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