"You cannot gag your way to a better society."
"Derek Sloan, a Member of Parliament in Ontario, called the new requirement “absolute madness”."
"Gavin Williamson’s warning that universities are drinking in the last chance saloon offers vice-chancellors an opportunity to show that they are capable of self-reflection and robust intervention to maintain academe as a bastion of enlightenment values. If they cannot establish effective rules to defend speech, which they have conspicuously failed to do, then clearly someone else will have to do it for them."
Ayaan Hirsi Ali also tweeted support for Rowling, saying, “Very brave J K Rowling for standing up for women.”