I am fully aware of who Irving is and what his beliefs are, and to an extent you are right that an invitation is different to standing at Speakers Corner. However, I am a firm believer that someone like this idiot must be allowed to say what frankly is garbage so that what he says can be ripped to shreds. The Oxford Union has always courted controversy it is one of the reasons it exists. Irving will not get a free ticket or acceptance of his brand of bullshit. However it is important that this event is allowed to occur otherwise Irving will again within certain sections of society be seen as a hero.
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from the article: Oxford Union reportedly invited Holocaust denier Irving to speak