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School of Politics and International Relations

Brexit-supporting academics feel they need to censor what they teach and discuss

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A YouGov poll shows that nearly all Remain supporting academics feel comfortable expressing their views publicly but their Brexiteer counterparts are likely to self-censor their views due to a fear of consequences for their careers. Dr Lee Jones from Queen Mary’s School of Politics and International Relations said: “Universities are the only place in society where you can debate freely. If they don’t uphold that right then there is nothing special about them.”  

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