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    (Original post by Saracen's Fez)
    We had a debate tonight. Voting was only by voice, but a clear win for disaffiliation.
    At York we have our AGM on Monday and about half the people there will be there purely to push an immediate disaffiliation referendum, hopefully I will be conscript again by then after the hagueathon on atuedtwhere I intend to drink about 5 weeks recommended alcohol limit in 12 hours. Guaranteed space in campus media if I make it and will probably make National press, I just hope it is not by name given my mother and grandmother are scummy enough to read the mirror

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    (Original post by Saracen's Fez)
    We need some competition in the market
    I expect your defection from Labour to the Liberals or the Tories soon.

    Sadly my university won't be disaffiliating any time soon. We were the ones who proposed the idiotic motion to restrict the use of Facebook, Twitter and Yikyak during student elections.
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    (Original post by The Financier)
    We desperately need an alternative to the NUS. It's an absolute ****ing joke of an organisation that ignores the issues that matter to most students and chooses to pursue a stupid political agenda instead.
    Just abolish it, with the state of students today it's like the EU, it cannot be reforms and any replacement will be just as bad, it will still be the radical regressive left in control.

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    (Original post by The Financier)
    Sadly my university won't be disaffiliating any time soon. We were the ones who proposed the idiotic motion to restrict the use of Facebook, Twitter and Yikyak during student elections.
    Nor do I hold much hope for our disaffiliation. This was a Cambridge Union Society debate rather than a CUSU debate – that is still in the campaigning stage to submit a motion.
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    (Original post by Saracen's Fez)
    We need some competition in the market
    ****ing tory
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    (Original post by Saracen's Fez)
    Nor do I hold much hope for our disaffiliation. This was a Cambridge Union Society debate rather than a CUSU debate – that is still in the campaigning stage to submit a motion.
    I expect York to disaffiliate. We're supposed to hold a referendum every year but we don't, normally every 2 or 3, but the last one when I was first year was 3pc to disaffiliate and 4pc to remain, I imagine this to!e we will disaffiliate given just how bad the conference was this year, if we stay I am even more disappointed in the first years than I already was (most of the Tory freshers are right Cameroonian wets). The only political society not backing disaffiliation are the socialists, and the political societies are hardly small., a good couple of percent of the student population which, to be fair, is quite something. We managed to get even Cameron the other year saying the York Tories are the biggest and most active Conservative university association in the country, even though OUCA is slightly bigger

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    (Original post by Saracen's Fez)
    Nor do I hold much hope for our disaffiliation. This was a Cambridge Union Society debate rather than a CUSU debate – that is still in the campaigning stage to submit a motion.
    The CUSU is very weak and their position is much weaker at Cambridge than OUSU at Oxford, I heard?

    OUSU staff told me they've never seen anyone from CUSU at any conference and the JCRs/MCRs at Cambridge are even stronger.
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    (Original post by Little Toy Gun)
    The CUSU is very weak and their position is much weaker at Cambridge than OUSU at Oxford, I heard?

    OUSU staff told me they've never seen anyone from CUSU at any conference and the JCRs/MCRs at Cambridge are even stronger.
    Is that not largely down to the collegiate structure, that's what I heard from friends at Oxford? Even at York where the collegiate structure is far weaker than Oxbridge the total college election turnout Dwarfs the YUSU turnout, the position in YUSU with the highest turnout this yeear was only 10-15%, although I had that's still very high by Oxbridge standards

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    Is that not largely down to the collegiate structure, that's what I heard from friends at Oxford? Even at York where the collegiate structure is far weaker than Oxbridge the total college election turnout Dwarfs the YUSU turnout, the position in YUSU with the highest turnout this yeear was only 10-15%, although I had that's still very high by Oxbridge standards

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    Yes but I mean CUSU I heard is more affected even though Oxford colleges have more power.
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    Nobody takes OUSU seriously so if CUSU is even weaker that's just a joke.
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    (Original post by Whiggy)
    I've been invited to my soon-to-be ex husband's wedding. LOL, they're making plans already!

    Why would they even invite me?!
    So they don't feel that they have been bitter and twisted? Perhaps hoping you are away then and decline?
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    A picture of the beacon lit in Monkton Hadley (near Barnet) for the Queen's 90th birthday. I am sure you can rotate it!

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    (Original post by Little Toy Gun)
    The CUSU is very weak and their position is much weaker at Cambridge than OUSU at Oxford, I heard?

    OUSU staff told me they've never seen anyone from CUSU at any conference and the JCRs/MCRs at Cambridge are even stronger.
    Yes, CUSU is seen as a bit of a joke. I also get the feeling that the JCRs provide the popular services and CUSU do all the unpopular and draconian stuff.

    (Original post by Jammy Duel)
    Is that not largely down to the collegiate structure, that's what I heard from friends at Oxford? Even at York where the collegiate structure is far weaker than Oxbridge the total college election turnout Dwarfs the YUSU turnout, the position in YUSU with the highest turnout this yeear was only 10-15%, although I had that's still very high by Oxbridge standards
    The difference is that in a college election the people standing for election are often your friends, whereas for CUSU it is usually some names on a manifesto whom you have never met. I'm sure the turnout amongst close friends of the CUSU candidates is very high.
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    (Original post by Saracen's Fez)
    Yes, CUSU is seen as a bit of a joke. I also get the feeling that the JCRs provide the popular services and CUSU do all the unpopular and draconian stuff.
    I would say it's largely the same here, and HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA HAHA, somebody who was LGBTQFNDJAONTBCHDGAHKRKGOFU officer before resigning over s term before actually starting the job has tweeted out claiming that everybody who signed the open letter are transphobic. Personally I reckon they stood just to resign to try to make an irrelevant political point given it was a dual ticket

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    The UK government announced yesterday that it was prepared to take a 25% stake in Tata Steel's UK operations in an attempt to save the UK steel industry. I was just wondering what people thought on the matter?
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    (Original post by Quamquam123)
    The UK government announced yesterday that it was prepared to take a 25% stake in Tata Steel's UK operations in an attempt to save the UK steel industry. I was just wondering what people thought on the matter?
    Shame!

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    (Original post by Quamquam123)
    The UK government announced yesterday that it was prepared to take a 25% stake in Tata Steel's UK operations in an attempt to save the UK steel industry. I was just wondering what people thought on the matter?
    We need a steel industry and should not be depending on other countries should we ever have a major war.

    A stake may enable that to happen.
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    (Original post by barnetlad)
    We need a steel industry and should not be depending on other countries should we ever have a major war.

    A stake may enable that to happen.
    That's an incredibly weak argument made by somebody trying to justify nationalisation, even during WWII we were importing steel and iron ore; even if we maintained the steel sector, we would still need to import the iron ore

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    (Original post by Quamquam123)
    The UK government announced yesterday that it was prepared to take a 25% stake in Tata Steel's UK operations in an attempt to save the UK steel industry. I was just wondering what people thought on the matter?
    Great, now do that three more times and it'll all be good.
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    (Original post by barnetlad)
    We need a steel industry and should not be depending on other countries should we ever have a major war.

    A stake may enable that to happen.
    Provided relations go downhill for more than 2 years (wars very rarely start with surprise) then that's not a concern since in the event of such a war coming we'd immediately open up a whole load of steel and coal plants as rearming occurred.
 
 
 
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