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Trigger warning: sensible person runs for NUS president

Trigger warning: sensible person runs for NUS president
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As regular Spectator readers will know, universities today aren't what they used to be. From students at LSE attempting to ban a free-speech society to City University students banning newspapers at the institution famed for its journalism school, censorship is on the rise on campus. What's more, the election of Malia Bouattia -- who called Birmingham University ‘a Zionist outpost in British higher education’ -- last year as NUS president suggests student politics is becoming further removed from the everyday lives of students

So, with Bouattia is now standing for re-election, Mr S was curious to learn of the 'change candidate' running against Bouattia to become NUS president. Step forward Tom Harwood. The Durham student is running on an anti-NUS platform:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nwApKq1cITE

If elected, Harwood promises to put an 'end to all the silly things the NUS has been doing' -- such as a call for 'all prisons to be abolished' and a request that people should trade 'clapping' for 'jazz hands' (as they are a less threatening form of communication).

Students unite!

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Steerpike is The Spectator's gossip columnist, serving up the latest tittle tattle from London and beyond. Email tips to steerpike@spectator.co.uk.

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