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"Calls for no-confidence vote" against NUS President Aaron Porter Watch

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    Sky News has learnt students are plotting a vote of no confidence against the NUS President Aaron Porter over his "bad" handling of the protests.
    A model motion drawn up by the National Union Of Students (NUS) Executive Committee Members will be sent to universities across the country.

    The document claims Mr Porter should be stripped of his position because he has failed to back the student protests.

    It says: "We the undersigned believe that Aaron Porter should be removed as NUS National President as he is unable to lead the student movement.

    "His failure to call or even back another National Demonstration, his refusal to back up his promises of support for occupations, his weak stance on police brutality and his collusion with the Government in identifying cuts means he has lost the confidence of the movement.

    "We call on activists to bring motions to their Student Unions calling for his removal and an Extraordinary Conference to do so."
    Sean Rillo Raczka, Birkbeck University student union chair who wrote the motion, told Sky News there is a strong feeling among activists that the president must go.

    He said: "Aaron Porter has not been leading the student movement.

    "We have seen people on the streets day after day protesting, but he has done nothing."

    Michael Chessum, education and campaigns officer at the University College London students union also told Sky News he would be backing the motion.
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    Sorreh for teh source lulz http://news.sky.com/skynews/Home/UK-News/Students-Want-NUS-President-Aaron-Porter-To-Resign-Over-His-Handling-Of-Protests/Article/201012215854589?lpos=UK_News_Top _Stories_Header_2&lid=ARTICLE_15 854589_Students_Want_NUS_Preside nt_Aaron_Porter_To_Resign_Over_H is_Handling_Of_Protests

    Very interesting. imo this careerist, rat deserves to go. I'm sure this fella emailed Ministers to cut grants to poorer students.
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    He must be crazy, he's probably one of these idiots that think being associated with people who throw fire extignuishers off buildings at police will damage their cause, whereas everyone loves the students now... Right....? Oh...
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    Where do we put forward a motion for no confidence in the NUS as a whole? The entire organisation is just a vehicle for careerists to gain a smooth ride to the top of the Labour Party, and has done more to damage student interests than it has to help them.

    Having said that, Aaron Porter is a particularly insipid example of a self-serving careerist ****, and I'd more than welcome seeing the back of him.
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    (Original post by FyreFight)
    Where do we put forward a motion for no confidence in the NUS as a whole? The entire organisation is just a vehicle for careerists to gain a smooth ride to the top of the Labour Party, and has done more to damage student interests than it has to help them.

    Having said that, Aaron Porter is a particularly insipid example of a self-serving careerist ****, and I'd more than welcome seeing the back of him.
    This This This.

    I doubt that a new president will change anything, though.
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    Union leader in self serving, out of touch shocker

    Most union leaders live in several bedroomed houses with 2 cars and 6 figure salaries while the people they claim to represent live in social housing and rely on public transport

    For further reading, Google 'Bob Crowe'
 
 
 
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