I can't help but feel sorry for Wes, he's so nice and clearly doesn't want to be a member of that defunct organisation either. His comment about the NUS historically not being very good at representing Imperial was the icing on the cake though.
First things first. Well done to the Chair. Damn he is a good chair, I take my hat off to anyone who can shut up Kirsty Patterson!
Secondly, well done to Stephen and Chris who both spoke very well.
Thirdly, well done to Wes for speaking very well in spite having a total retard on your right who can't speak, doesn't understand a thing she is talking about and doesn't understand what university she is actually at. Seriously who let her on the panel. Your kissing your Yes campaign goodbye.
'Leh-bah-nooown'. Oh dear Wesley. You're not a geezer. Mockney is not cool. Career politicianing is so boring now. At least practice law like most of the proper MPs. Get off your soap box and get a proper job. (Oh no wait... recalls recent story of some toff girl on train moaning about how she had a 'first in History from Cambridge and I still can't find a job').
As for the yes campaign woman. She's just embarrasing. "I have family all over the world". Oh dear.
As much as I hate resurrecting old threads, it occurs to me that during this debate Wes said that a national bursary scheme wouldn't necessarily be bad for Imperial students. However, he's now quoted as saying this:
"All students have to pay ?3,145 a year in top-up fees, but they face a postcode lottery when it comes to financial support," he said.
"Richer universities in the Russell Group can offer poorer students an average annual bursary of ?1,791, but those from the Million+ group can only offer ?680. "
In other words, take from the Russell Group and give the money to everyone else. Do you want your fees to subsidise people at TVU?
It would be bad for Imperial students who manage to get proper jobs ie most of them.
The proposed National Bursary Scheme is nothing but redistributive nonsense designed to take money from Imperial students working long hours on tough degrees and give it to students doing non-courses elsewhere.
Why did ICU ever think it was a good idea to join an organisation that always argues for Imperial to get less money from the government and for Imperial graduates to pay more in tax to subsidise underperforming parts of the HE sector?