Government can’t change the censorious attitude on campus
The joint committee on human rights (JCHR), a select committee of the Commons and the Lords chaired by Harriet Harman, have recently been considering the issue of free speech at…
Vince Cable’s speech has revealed his anti-democratic bigotry
The Liberal Democrats are currently polling at 7%. They have been languishing around this level for some time and, despite rebranding themselves as some sort of Remain resistance, have yet…
Welcome to The Broad - a tabula rasa for student journalism and bastion of free speech.
For many of us, myself included, we’re half-starved for well-written opinion among the swathes of online commentary. The way current affairs are put to the world online invites myriad opinion. Trashy, seemingly unedited writing is published minute by minute. It seems where there is wifi, opinion is broadcast. So, here at The Broad, we’ve taken a step back and a deep breath. Armed with a fresh take and finetooth comb we’re putting the way we feel about the world into words. Our entirely free-speech, free weekly instalments are by students for students. So join the conversation. Unbridled opinion will be heard and we will be able to hear ourselves think. I hope our journalism has the power to inspire, aggravate and sometimes silence. Essentially, if the girls, the boys, the lefties, the righties and everyone in between find something to shout about we’re doing our job right.
Helena Irvine, Editor-in-chief