Feelings Versus Freedom: The New Censorship

Feelings Versus Freedom: The New Censorship

In response to the comments raised by the Minister for the Diaspora and International Development regarding John Waters’ speech at the University of Notre Dame, Hugh Treacy takes to task the ever-increasing “feelings based” censorship. John Waters...
A Fresh Farce from the Trinity Administration

A Fresh Farce from the Trinity Administration

Earlier today an email was circulated throughout Trinity College. It announced that the board of the university had “approved a proposal from the Equality Committee that the title given to first- and second-year undergraduate students be changed from “Freshman” to the...
Free Speech has a Cost

Free Speech has a Cost

A phrase that seems to be growing increasingly popular amongst the regressive left these days is ‘free speech has a cost’, usually followed by a horrendously bastardised version of Karl Popper’s thoughts on the paradox of tolerance, or a link to that bloody XKCD...
PBP’s Disgraceful Action

PBP’s Disgraceful Action

It is more than clear that we here at The Burkean Journal have our ideological differences with Trinity’s People Before Profit, as we do with many other students’ societies and communities around the college. We do not dispute PBP’s right to self-expression which they...
Again… A University is not a Safe Space

Again… A University is not a Safe Space

In a recent debate at the Oxford Union, Peter Tatchell spoke in support of the motion “A University Should Not Be a Safe Space”. The gay rights rights campaigner justified his rejection of such a policy by claiming that it would allow a self selected group...