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Difficult balance between free speech and stopping extremists, says Cable

A difficult balance to strike in tackling extremists said Business Secretary Vince Cable today Credit: Joe Giddens/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Following calls to tackle hate speech at universities, Business Secretary Vince Cable said there was a "very difficult balance to strike" between protecting free speech and stopping extremists inciting violence.

Speaking at an event in central London, Mr Cable said: "We have recognised that there are extremists on university campuses. We have got a strategy which we are developing with the university authorities to deal with it.

But it's obviously a very difficult balance to strike between freedom of speech, which is absolutely fundamental to our value system as a country, and stopping incitement to violence.

Getting that balance right is very tricky."

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