Exclusive: A Warwick Politics professor just used a ‘BREXIT IS SHIT’ slide in his lecture
In response to the Daily Mail’s ‘witch hunt for Remainer universities’
A Politics lecturer at Warwick, gave a lecture today mocking the Daily Mail's "witch hunt for 'Remainer' universities."
Steven Kettell, the Associate Professor in Politics and International Studies, started the first year Introduction to Politics lecture by discussing the fact a hotline now exists for reporting university lecturers who are biased over Brexit.
Rohini Jaswal, who was present at the lecture, told The Tab that Steven went on a rant about how disappointed he was, that he has not yet been reported to the Daily Mail hotline.
She said: "Kettel has truly won us over with his Brexit bias, it was so jokes that he did it and everyone in the lecture found it hilarious."
The lecturer said that he wanted to make it clear to his students what his stance was, putting the following slides onto the screen, which read "BREXIT IS SHIT."
Steven apologised for his use of offensive language, saying that "I know some of you are offended at the word Brexit" and told students that they were free to report him to the Daily Mail.
The students laughed and clapped and some used Snapchat to praise him.
The University issued a statement: "Our academic staff and students are all adults and fully entitled to hold and express opinions on both the leave and remain positions on Brexit.
“It is no surprise that these opinions would be a topic in the context of a lecture on UK politics such as this.”
Dr Kettel has told The Tab that:
"It's important to understand the context in which this slide was used. Some media commentators have been criticising university lecturers for holding and expressing views on Brexit in a way that sadly demeans University students as simply believing whatever they were told and being incapable of thinking for themselves. The slide was a blunt statement of my own views designed to challenge the room and get them thinking, and passionately questioning the topic throughout the rest of the course, as that is want we want from our students who are some of the UK’s brightest and most engaged young people."