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Protest pains: Narstie women and Corbyn in a jam

The rewards of Labour Students packing out the SOAS lecture theatre to hear Jeremy Corbyn and Diane Abbott speak for the NUS United for Education rally were pretty upset when the two didn’t turn up. As the event started, with the Dear Leader...

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Time, delegate

Through the motions Talk of students’ union disaffiliation has been all over the national press since Malia Bouattia’s election, but luckily the NUS leadership thought ahead last year. Their most recent group of company accounts notes...

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Megan: Dunn

Stonewall Last year’s new NUS chief executive Simon Blake sits on LGBT charity Stonewall’s trustee board, pertinent because stonewalling is exactly what someone on Malia’s campaign accused his press officers of doing to her...

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Get in the sea

Yakking away ’bout nothin’ A pronouncement about popular social media app Yik Yak from president Megan Dunn may not have had the intended effect. As part of the #antisocialmedia campaign she called for delegates to avoid the app, which...

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Smears and tears

Dictatorship of the Proletariat Former Conservative voter Callum McCulloch wrote a scathing article in The Tab yesterday decrying Malia Bouattia’s presidential bid. Titled “Malia Bouattia wouldn’t condemn ISIS. Now she’s running for NUS...