I am delighted to hear the student affairs committee of Derby University has removed the ban on UKIP speakers. I applaud its decision.
It is not so much a question of UKIP being allowed to air its views, as upholding the principle of free speech. Because of this precious quality, once we had elected Parliaments, extremist movements in Britain have withered, still less have we had an extremist government. Countries which attempted to stifle free speech often found themselves being run by undemocratic forces. We have all seen the results.
It seems the original ban was imposed on the claim that UKIP is extreme, but all we want is for Britain to run its own affairs. Why is that extreme, when we also wish to maintain trade world wide, including Europe, and engage in all the contacts of a civilised world?
To The Editor,
UKIP politicians express fears after more job cuts in Corby