They can't have biased coverage, once the election has started, as they must be fair to all candidates. In this case, Live! does not seem to know whether Mustafa is actually standing or not, so he can hardly be called a candidate.
Anyway Live! isn't bound by ULU regulations, only ICU and CGCU ones. This means that I'm not even sure Live! have to be fair to all candidates in ULU elections. They certainly will not be commenting on the ICU or CGCU elections (except to acknowledge that they exist)
The ICU Finance Office is already privatised - IC students run it!
And, Mustafa, please wash your mouth out with soap and water! London "spit" student is far too left-wing to mention on any IC server! And I officially deny the rumour that I will be standing for ULU Council Chair... so ner :)
Right, let's clear this up. Yes, I did ask for a nomination pack from ULU. No I didn't do anything with it. Its still sitting in my pigeon hole. (And with the deadline being 12pm this Friday, it is very unlikely that I shall be standing.)
Having first proposed a joint card with ULU, as an ICU Executive Officer (C&G President) back in May 2002, the intention being for it to be in place for that October. It didn't happen that year due to a lack of political will at ULU and when it eventually went to ULU Council in May 2003 it was a pretty close vote. Many delegates were suspicious that it was a sinister plot for IC to swamp the ULU elections but the strong support of the (non-IC) ULU sabbs helped get it through. Other Colleges were offered it but chose not to take it up. This year several of the other large Colleges have expressed an interest and are likely to have joint cards next year. If I'd wanted to shoe myself in as ULU President on the back of IC block vote I'd have done it this year not next year when that 'advantage' is gone. In any case, I'll wager that QM will decide (again) who wins because they put computers in their Union foyer every year and tell their students to vote for 'their' candidates. I think its wrong for candidates in ULU elections to be thought as being from College blocks, in the same way that candidates in ICU elections shouldn't be thought of as being from departmental blocks.
I've heard a lot of things over the years Sid. Some of them have even been from one M Arif. I have learned to be cautious in the absence of documentation and having looking on uclu.org, there's no mention of what the election results were or who was standing.