May 04, 2005

Union Democracy RIP

As pretty much everyone no doubt knows by now, John Cross, the Union's former returning officer today faced a disciplinary panel for alleged unspecified breaches of the rules regarding comments attributed to him at various Union meetings. John was found guilty under the second most ridiculous reason for a disciplinary on the list: number 11, any action which causes a student, guest, or member of staff to complain. His sentence was to write a personal apology to the member of staff who made the complaint and to clarify (ie. retract) his statements via the 'to note' section of the week 9 meeting of Union Council. John has already indicated that he intends to appeal this ridiculous verdict. Anyone who wants to voice their disgust at the way in which the Union's officers have (mis-)handled this case, come to Union Council tomorrow at 7pm in S0.21. Pictures of the protest preceding the hearing will follow.

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  1. That rule is quite possibly the most retarded thing I have ever seen in my life.

    04 May 2005, 23:13

  2. You haven't seen point 12 on that list, Luke:

    12. Any behaviour deemed unacceptable by the Panel.

    04 May 2005, 23:23

  3. Right, where's my R3TarDPOiNTz…?

    04 May 2005, 23:50

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