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Lincoln University’s student union awards itself a super-injunction against free speech

by | 8th, March 2017

Is irony dead? Lincoln University’s Student Conservative Society has been banned from using official social media accounts because it posted Spiked’s  news that the Student Union is “very intolerant” to free speech.

Upset at being branded intolerant and censorious, the student union banned the people who said they were. Talking about censorship has been censored. Lincoln University’s student union has awarded itself a super-injunction against free speech.

Lincoln MP Karl McCartney calls the ban “intolerant, illiberal and totalitarian”.

Spiked notes :

According to a statement from the society, this was due to ‘an anonymous complaint over two tweets’. ‘The first, in relation to freedom of speech, linking an article from spiked, and the second was in relation to

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