Ah yes, the openmindedness of the new generation of students:
[Katie] Hopkins joined a panel at Brunel university for the debate, ’Does the Welfare State have a place in 2015?’ as part of the University’s 50th anniversary celebrations.
Students in the audience stood up and turned their back to her as she began to speak and then walked out of the auditorium.
Joe Nicell, Brunel SU’s communications manager, told The Independent about 50 people walked out. He said objections to her speaking were first raised by students in October and the protest had been planned for some time. “It was mainly that we didn’t feel that she fitted the debate and she wasn’t the right person to be speaking,” he said.
Ali Milani, the President of Brunel’s student union, condemned Hopkins as the “physical manifestation of online trolls” and accused her of having no “valuable intellectual insight” to add to the debate.