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Stepford Students safe in their little PC world

Brendan O'Neill was shouted down during a Trinity debate on the right to be offensive. Here's something else that's guaranteed to make them hiss

Brendan O'Neill

Published 04/10/2015 | 02:30

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Remember when stud-ents were known for being free-wheelin', outspoken, always agitated by The Man and his attempts to tell them what they could think, say and do?

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Those days are gone. Today's students, or at least student leaders, are among the most censorious people in society.

They might still look edgy, with their multi-coloured hair and eccentric clobber, but beneath the punkish veneer there lurks a word-policing urge that even Mary Whitehouse would have considered extreme.

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