You can listen to the Sound-Wireless spiel here:
The thing starts well, seemingly. Mr Bryant appears initially to favour total free speech absolutely.
Then……….. hmmmmmmm ……… strangely, he tries to pretend that the Oxford Union is somehow different from other places where these two supposed ne’er-do-wells in the headline could speak about their allegedly “extremist” views. They should “not be given a platform”, and Luke Tryl the President is seemingly in Bryant’s eyes merely executing a sort of PR stunt.
I have sat in the place in my youth, and even spoken fleetingly in debates. So I can’t personally see the moral-philosophic difference between the Oxford Union, Speaker’s Corner, and the public bar of the Blue Anchor round the corner from here.
Sean Gabb is at his corrosively logical best here. Strangely, even the female radio-presenter seems to lean slightly to his point of view, a phenomenon that Gabb does not often experience in his broadcasting career. Bryant ends up being called a fascist, which is quite amusing in a kind of way, bearing in mind he voted for ID cards to be ultimately compulsory for British People; a curiously and wickedly illiberal idea, redolent of the Third Reich and other fascist states such as the USSR and many in Europe today.