Leeds JSoc's shame

March 15, 2012

This newspaper is the first to speak up for Jewish students on campus, who can face vile prejudice and attacks. But one has to wonder what is going on in Leeds. The behaviour of Leeds University JSoc in withdrawing its invitation to the eminent 'lawfare' advocate Brooke Goldstein is not merely spineless.

It is reprehensible. Ms Goldstein devotes her professional life to fighting Islamists and Israel's enemies. For sheer craven stupidity it would be difficult to beat Leeds JSoc in deciding that she is not fit to address them because she has fought for free speech even for those whose views may sometimes be controversial. The students responsible for withdrawing her invitation should be ashamed.

Last updated: 11:55am, March 15 2012