A Kent school has censored a talk by Milo Yiannopoulos, a former pupil, an outspoken Donald Trump supporter, and member of the so-called alt-right movement. The censorship was apparently ordered by the Department for Education
grammar school for boys, which Yiannopoulos attended, said it had pulled his address to sixth-formers due to take place on Tuesday. Yiannopoulos is a senior editor at the US-based Breitbart website, whose chief executive, Steven Bannon , is Trump's
choice for chief strategist.
The Canterbury school claimed the talk had been cancelled because of safety concerns, with almost all of the opposition to it coming from outside the school.
The alt-right may be a bit controversial but this
hasn't really lead to any incidents of unrest so far. Anyway the school said:
The decision was taken following contact from the DfE counter-extremism unit, the threat of demonstrations at the school by organised groups
and members of the public, and our overall concerns for the security of the school site and the safety of our community.
Yiannopoulos, who was permanently suspended from Twitter in July , describes himself as the most fabulous
supervillain on the internet on his Facebook page, where he added:
My old high school has been bullied into cancelling my talk on Tuesday by the counter-extremism unit at the UK Department of Education.
Who even knew the DoE had a counter-extremism unit? And that it wasn't set up to combat terrorism but rather to punish gays with the wrong opinions?