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Join Bright Blue on Friday afternoon for the next episode of Bright Blue TV on the theme: Is cancel culture real?

The Government has announced its intention to create a new ‘free speech champion’ to ensure that freedom of expression is safeguarded on university campuses. It comes as campaigners have complained that ‘cancel culture’ has created a hostile environment for certain ideas, particularly right wing ideas, in higher education. Critics including the National Union of Students and the University and College Union have claimed, however, that there is no free speech crisis at universities, and that the Government is fermenting culture war to get tough on ‘woke’. Even some advocates of greater protections have noted the irony of creating a state regulator to safeguard free speech. Is cancel culture real, and does it genuinely threaten free speech, or is the debate confected and overblown?

Bright Blue TV is hosted by Deputy Director of Bright Blue, Nikita Malik. In this episode she will be joined by the Founder and Director of the Academy of Ideas, Baroness Fox of Buckley, Professor of Political Science at the University of Manchester, Rob Ford, and the political activist and commentator, Femi Oluwole.

You do not need a ticket. To watch the livestream, simply click here at 1:00pm on Friday.