Conservatives scrap plans to monitor university teaching after concerns raised about civil liberties
Home Secretary accused of Orwellian crack-down on academic freedom
PLANS to force universities to inform the government of political speeches have been watered down after concerted opposition in parliament.
Home Secretary Theresa May wanted educational institutions to inform the government of discussions as part of a crack down on civil liberties.
The Counter-Terrorism and Security Bill has now been amended to protect "academic freedom".