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Watch These Brunel University Students Walk Out On Katie Hopkins

Katie Hopkins is well known for dividing opinion and is arguably one of the most controversial speakers in the country. Though she has been invited to speak at universities before, most notably the Oxford Union, she’s never been welcomed like at Brunel University.

She was invited to join in the university’s “Big Debate” on Monday. An invitation that was met with outcry from the student body

But instead of no-platforming Hopkins, students bought tickets to her talk and then walked out when she started speaking. 

Ali Milani of the Union of Brunel Students, later wrote: “It is important to note that the conversation at no point has been about banning Ms Hopkins from speaking on campus, or denying her right to speak. It is instead about saying it is distasteful and incongruous for our University, as part of a 50th celebration event, to provide a platform to someone who adds nothing to the intellectual or academic discourse; and an individual who publicly utters such overtly bigoted views.”

The question of the debate was “Does the welfare state have a place in a modern economy?” Watch the video of the mass walkout below.