NUS vote to openly oppose UKIP, a sad day for free speech

Jack Duffin, YI Chairman, “I am very disappointed that NUS has voted to oppose UKIP on a national level at its conference.

“This will alienate many students who are involved in UKIP but also people who hold a different view to the handful of students at NUS Conference.

This shows their disregard for democracy and disdain for alternative, mainstream political views. We as a movement do not believe NUS should not be marginalising thousands of students and societies across their campuses. This is bizarre, pathetic posturing once again demonstrates how the NUS lacks focus on the issue that students really care about: education.”