I recently heard (long floppy ears, good for that sort of thing) that a well known Union personality has emailed ICU's resident rigging experts inviting them to 'Come and Play With My Pole'. Could this be flag related or is somebody merely making lewd suggestions? Keep munching the carrots kiddies and you'll be able to see all sorts of magical wonders of the night.
Starbucks style cafe... chips in the union... fluttering flag.. pooh!
I never even noticed that damn flagpole.
Our president should wake up from his "lahdedah I am going to be the bestest president in the world doing jacks***t" paradise and look into more important things like why the new overseas student visa is being implemented, new better safer bicycle railings, free ketchup in the dining hall, simple sheltered lit walkways leading at least to the entrance of the south ken tube underpass, more car/moped parking lots for students with affordable parking rates, cheaper items from that ripoff stationery shop, some form of snooker house cues at least in that dingy snooker room in the union, perhaps even a nightly bus route to get across hyde park without getting mugged and possibly raped.
I don't think Mustafa is doing a bad job at all, as far as I can tell he's a good bloke, give him a break, I'm sure he's looking into the more "pressing" stuff. As far as the last comment about parking, actually I agree, I don't think all students can afford to run a car, I run a Fiat Panda myself, it cost me ?200 and Endsleigh give me a good deal on insurance, and I live in London, my parents only helped me with repairs on it, and on the rare occasions that I do want to bring it into Uni (ie appauling weather not suitable for my usual motorcycle commute, or wanting to be designated driver for a group of us taking a rare trip to the union) I would like somewhere cheaper to park it, at least during the day when students can't park inside the college at all (at night we can for a flat ?7 which is reasonalbe for London I suppose) I have to resort to an exhorbitant ?3/h on Queen's Gate! And ok, I'm not the most needy case by far, but what about those that have a better case? Less abled students, students with children etc surely they should have somewhere to park, if not a limited amount of students spaces, something for the students might be nice!
"Real Progress" (tm) seems to be being made, with a group of trained monkeys examining the flagpole this lunchtime from on top of a large erection^M^M^M scaff tower.
Apparently Mustafa is waiting for precise measurements of his pole before ordering the flag, as the angle (allegedly) makes all the difference.
President Arif, watching closely from the sidelines, commented that his pole on the roof was much longer and would possibly need a crane to erect. He is awaiting quotes for the costs of (re)shafting the roof.