Our thanks to Tony for this. Extracts:
A talk by Breitbart editor Milo Yiannopoulos at a school for boys has been cancelled after it got a call from the counter-extremism unit at the UK’s Department for Education.
There was “the threat of demonstrations at the school by organised groups and members of the public,” said Dr Matthew Baxter, the head teacher at Simon Langton Grammar School for Boys. The Tuesday (22 November) talk was also cancelled partly over “concerns for the security of the school site and the safety of our community.”…
Under the The Prevent duty of the Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015 certain authorities, like the DfE, are required to warn educators about speakers with “extremist ideas.”
Yiannopoulos, who is gay, spoke out about the cancellation to the Kentish Gazette. “Who even knew the DoE had a counter-extremism unit? And that it wasn’t set up to combat terrorism but rather to punish gays with the wrong opinions?” he asked. “Perhaps if I’d called my talk ‘MUSLIMS ARE AWESOME!’ the NUT and Department of Education would have been cool with me speaking.”
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