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[–] WitnesstheSalt 0 points 18 points (+18|-0) ago 

Lord Patten gives the correct response, not only in content but in tone. You're not debating an equal who is arguing in good faith, you're scolding a petulant child who thinks the world owes them. Same as when Everett Piper, president of Oklahoma Wesleyan University, did it a few weeks back. Mind you Piper came at it with a lot more heat; put Lord Patten's gentle tone down to British civility.

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[–] Simplertimes 0 points 1 point (+1|-0) ago 

Very much so: "But if people at our university aren’t prepared to show the generosity of spirit which Nelson Mandela showed towards Rhodes and towards history... then maybe they should think about being educated elsewhere." Lord Patten