Dear Mark Bullingham, In your recent message to England supporters, you said: ‘Major tournaments don’t come around often, and when they do it’s an opportunity to unite friends, family and the country.’ We couldn’t agree more! However, the decision to encourage players to ‘take the knee’ and then to denigrate fans who oppose the gesture, […]
Joanna Williams’ report for Civitas asks whether contemporary anti-racist programmes being adopted and implemented in Britain’s public institutions and private organisations do much to improve the lives of ethnic minorities. Do they end systemic racism, or do they reintroduce racial thinking that reduces and simplifies human lives and experience? By almost all statistical measures, Joanna […]
Read DDU’s response to the recommendations on education in the CRED Report.
We argue that the introduction of subjective criteria, combined with existing practical problems, exacerbates the likelihood of negative consequences of hate crime legislation.
Does hate speech law need to be updated or clarified? How has the situation changed in universities in the two years since the Committee’s report on the issue? Does everyone have equal protection of their right to freedom of expression?
Montmorency Sharp provides a sharp-eyed commentary on the second and final session of the Oriel Commission’s Inquiry with regards to the fate of the Rhodes statue and plaque. Our fears that our cultural gatekeepers have a very ‘thin’ idea of the public are, sadly, confirmed: This was another session where questions were invited from the […]
On December 18th, DDU submitted a collective response to the Law Commission’s call for responses to Hate Crime Laws.The proposals in our review have considered the tension which exists between competing interests in society, but in our opinion there needs to be a commitment, traditional in Britain’s political development, to maximum space for individuals to […]
As a group of DDU supporters who work in academia, we feel compelled to draw attention to the potential problems of the Universities UK report. We contacted Universities UK (UUK) with a request for information about their methodology, including sample surveys used, in order to get a fuller picture. These were not made available. In […]
DDU supporter, Montmorency Sharp, reports back from attending the first of a series of inquiries held by the Oriel College Commission of Inquiry whose stated aim is to investigate the question of what should happen to the statue of Cecil Rhodes and the memorial plaque with an open mind. Alas it turned out to be […]