How does being in favor of free speech translate to extending an invitation to a Holocaust denier? Of course, the Oxford Union is free to invite any speaker they choose. But, there seems to be a penchant among British academics to go out of their way to support boycotts against Israel and to choose as their advocates of free speech a Holocaust denier. Imagine, for a minute, a Harvard or Yale club inviting someone who denied slavry in the US. It would not happen!
from the article: Oxford Union reportedly invited Holocaust denier Irving to speak