I never thought that it would come to this:
The anti-semitism which is rife in so many of Britain's universities is now to be tackled by the government. And British university vice-chancellors appear to have had quite a talking-to.
First on the list should be Leeds University, of course, with its recent flagrant censorship of Dr. Matthias Kuentzel's lecture series on the subject of anti-semitism and the Muslim world.
But it shouldn't stop there. We know that self-censorship has been in operation for years now in all manner of universities (and schools for that matter). And that there is one and only one reason for this.
At a time when Iran is once more demonstrating its blatant disregard for any type of morality
the dangers of appeasement should be one hundred per cent obvious to all of us.
Unfortunately not to the majority in the media, though, as this posting from Melanie Phillips demonstrates:
Universities should be in the forefront of combatting anti-semitism and not a forum which harbours or even encourages it.
There are different types of slavery. And one of the most potent types evident on campus today is the slavery of indifference; the slavery of 'see no evil, hear no evil'; and the slavery which will, if nothing is done, turn into what happened in German universities in the 1930s.
Thank goodness for the cross-party parliamentary debate on this issue and the foresight and guts of those who are putting the report's conclusions into practice.
Maybe the Church of England would like to make a statement about this evil in our midst?