Yes quite sensible. I have also sent in some proposed amendments, one of which includes the revision of the "two-thirds majority" to remove a trustee to a simple majority. Currently all NUS no-confidences are simple majorities so I don't know why a discredited trustee should hang on to power if they only have 1/3rd support in a dismissal!
So many technical geeky changes I really hope we don't have to speak on each one! It's bad enough trying to jazz up the traditional "constitutional review" into a new-style "governance review"!
Tinter - so after the reforms the - still expensive - NUS Congress will spend all of its time talking about Palestine, rather than none as at the moment?
From reading the governance document I had concluded that such nonsense would be argued in the zone conferences, perhaps being blocked at that level. The main Congress could then talk about useful things such as HE funding and what we really want in that area.
To clarify, policy can be kept out of congress by mustering less than (probably) 15% at zone confrence. However, even though the OMOV system favours centerist sabs, I still don't think many headline issues will be excluded- 15% really isn't that hard.
So, I would personally predict many more and longer debates on these stimulating topics in the future.
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