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November 25, 2005

A really dissappointing Council Session

I am pissed off , really pissed off with today's union council meeting (25/11/2005), it only goes to prove that they are filled with insensitive people and have proved that a democratic process is indeed the tyranny of the minority
2 issues I want to raise
1. Banning clause 4 that talks about asking religious institutions for help. What the fuck is wrong with asking a religious organization for advice which we MAY or MAY NOT use??? Is it going to kill people if we for example ask the NUS recognized Islamis bodies for advice on what islam thinks of alcohol????? I am not a muslim but I have scores of friends who are and I would want their views to be known, not only is supressing the issue of religion wholly disrespectful and is a blatant disregard for the international or national students that have the courage to have faith, it is also a statement to reject faith in any manner whatsoever and that makes me sick. No matter what argument you give, the clause clearly stated all appropriate bodies would be consulted and to not do so is just fucking stupid.

2. Curbing the expression of opinions in the Boar.

Bloody face it, people need to discuss the referendum and will do so. As a writer for Boar I have NEVER EVER been encouraged to give a one sided opinion, in fact many times my articles hve not been published because of the lack of any opposing opinion. If so many students want to write about banning smoking, it only reflects the opinion of the students, no one is stopping anyone with an opposing view to stop doing so but if no one contributes whose fault is it???? Useless bloody motion. here I thought birtain stood for freedom of expression, bloody hell India is light years ahead, I am thoroughly dissappointed, I hate it.

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