David Irving and the Oxford Union

Who can tell us what happened at The Independent (London) on Tuesday morning, Nov 27, 2007? Please contact us. Their front page, highlighted on TV programmes the night before, carried a whole page photograph of David Irving arriving at the Oxford Union. This was, uh, improved later to the front page at right; who got at the Not-So Independent?


Spot the difference. Front page of The Independent, Nov 27, 2007. Top: Mr Irving arrives to fight for Free Speech; below, the later editions: the newspaper's new heroes are those who failed to stop him speaking.


On November 26, 2007 David Irving finally spoke at the Oxford Union. Seven previous invitations had been cancelled or beaten down by the traditional enemies of Free Speech.