No passport, no talk

A philosopher has said he is shocked after he was prevented from speaking at a UK university for failing to provide a copy of his passport.

Jonathan Webber, reader in philosophy at Cardiff University, said that he was stunned after a guest lecture that he was due to give at the University of Hertfordshire was cancelled when he refused to show the document.

“They do not have the right to ask for my passport – they are not my employer; so why should I have to hand it over?” Dr Webber told Times Higher Education.

“They were not paying me for the talk – it was just a normal academic talk that people give all the time at universities,” he added.

 

For more about the disturbing world we now live in, read on.

 

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