Cambridge University students vote against promoting Remembrance Sunday

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#41
Out of those my age or older, I often wonder how they spent their informative teenage years - probably wearing wax jackets, huddled around, rolling their spitty little fags, worshipping Neil Kinnock, Jim Callaghan or whatnot
Thread drift: I can't picture any student types worshipping Sunny Jim. Foot, Benn & Livingstone perhaps ...
 
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old_fat_and_hairy

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#45
Working at the university ( I use working in it's loosest sense) One gets to see these students at first hand. They are just schoolkids, to be honest. The student union is packed with first years - freshers - because they believe that it is 'important, cool and radical ' to put their views out there, so that we mere mortals can understand and learn from their greater view. A year or so down the line - actually, just after Easter and their first exams - a sense of impending doom begins to fill them and the great majority will revert back to being pretty ordinary people.
Just as, every year, at the beginning of the Michaelmas term at least one will rock up on a unicycle, usually wearing a top hat and a very old and very long coat from a charity shop, just to show that he is an individual, then the early union ramblings are designed to cause some sort of shock.
Remembrance services will take place within the university, poppies will be worn and no-one will be disrespected. These children really hold no influence over the better minded majority.
 
#46
We have waay too many poppy bullies around.

Rather like the House of Commons every PM's Question Time. Hundreds of sanctimonious, lying and very creepy people pretending to be fully in-with the latest Victimhood. This week, it's little blue ribbons (big one for the PM). Even when the Cause is cancer, some vile disease or crippling poverty, I feel the need for a cricket bat.
 
#50
...... Because it's hard to keep reading arrse if you've take a 30mm to the throat? :D
And the likelihood of the average ARRSER facing anything more dangerous than an exploding liver or the battery on their mobility scooter catching fire is?...
 

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Working at the university ( I use working in it's loosest sense) One gets to see these students at first hand. They are just schoolkids, to be honest. The student union is packed with first years - freshers - because they believe that it is 'important, cool and radical ' to put their views out there, so that we mere mortals can understand and learn from their greater view. A year or so down the line - actually, just after Easter and their first exams - a sense of impending doom begins to fill them and the great majority will revert back to being pretty ordinary people.
Just as, every year, at the beginning of the Michaelmas term at least one will rock up on a unicycle, usually wearing a top hat and a very old and very long coat from a charity shop, just to show that he is an individual, then the early union ramblings are designed to cause some sort of shock.
Remembrance services will take place within the university, poppies will be worn and no-one will be disrespected. These children really hold no influence over the better minded majority.
Sixth week (of term) used to be, I'm looking for a description other than mental or crazy here. Sixth week used to be when suicides, attempted and successful would soar. Mainly because, especially at Michaelmas those who previously were thought of as the brightest and the best at home had to cope with the fact that they were seen as merely average.

But it was nice, especially coming from NI in the late 70s and early 80s to see a relaxed remembrance commemmoration in a town or a city centre. Nowadays it's probably back to having security at them thanks to an entirely different threat.
 
#55
Ffs. People haven't fought and died for this country just so that people can say what they think and not show the proper obedience to people in uniforms. Bring back mass graves.

Just to be serious for a moment. It's possible that these students are reacting to the New Labour policy of avoiding giving service personnel proper equipment and support and giving us a National Arboretum and more publicity instead.

Nah, probably not. Do the whole campus.
 

old_fat_and_hairy

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#56
Sixth week (of term) used to be, I'm looking for a description other than mental or crazy here. Sixth week used to be when suicides, attempted and successful would soar. Mainly because, especially at Michaelmas those who previously were thought of as the brightest and the best at home had to cope with the fact that they were seen as merely average.

But it was nice, especially coming from NI in the late 70s and early 80s to see a relaxed remembrance commemmoration in a town or a city centre. Nowadays it's probably back to having security at them thanks to an entirely different threat.
Our parade here is quite relaxed, and pleasant too. This year is going to be a bigger event, obviously but apart from a few PCSO directing traffic, security is not noticeable.
Sixth week is when reality kicks in and the students realise that there is a vast amount of work and reading to be done, that nights out on the cider are not a brilliant idea, especially as the lecturers ( and ours here are mostly QCs, Judges or very senior bar figures) tend to not appreciate the colour green, at least not as a facial shade.
 

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And the likelihood of the average ARRSER facing anything more dangerous than an exploding liver or the battery on their mobility scooter catching fire is?...
...the possibility that someone may have already pencilled in the crossword answers in the free paper at the Old People's Centre.
 
#60
Our parade here is quite relaxed, and pleasant too. This year is going to be a bigger event, obviously but apart from a few PCSO directing traffic, security is not noticeable.
Sixth week is when reality kicks in and the students realise that there is a vast amount of work and reading to be done, that nights out on the cider are not a brilliant idea, especially as the lecturers ( and ours here are mostly QCs, Judges or very senior bar figures) tend to not appreciate the colour green, at least not as a facial shade.
The rigours of the degree are a factor in student politics. Those with even a reasonably testing degree use the SU bar for socialising while often discussing the work, especially those who want a 1st or a 2:1 in their chosen subject.

Those who are happy to scrape a Desmond or make do with a Thora, or those doing a slack course are those more likely to fill up the time with student politics. Plus, most students don't care or know about student politics, so most of the drivel goes unnoticed.
 

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