Cambridge University students vote against promoting Remembrance Sunday

Somewhat unsurprisingly, it appears that the original story that so many snowflakes were frothing about may not be 100% accurate:

A Statement from a Cambridge University student, ex Regular and serving Reservist officer:

The recent row about Remembrance Sunday and Cambridge Uni has been entirely manufactured by a member of the Cambridge University Conservative Association. This was then fanned by the press who reported a total misrepresentation of what actually happened.

The motion that got voted down was written to be deliberately provocative and unacceptable. It originally only included British Veterans, ommitting all of the other nationalities that served in the British Army, RN and RAF during both the world wars. It also ommitted all of our allies who fought alongside us.

For this reason I was among those calling for it to be voted down. Even in the context of a military unit it would have been unacceptable, and in a highly multicultural university it would have been impossible to get passed. There was an amendment written which attempted to rectify this, however it swung too far the other way and was just as bad.

The general feeling among the students here is that we are very greatful to those who have served, and thankful for the sacrifices of those throughout history. We intend to hold a Remembrance Sunday event, where we will be remembering all those, military and civilian who have died in war. We will be focusing on the British armed forces, and former members of the University, however we do not wish to exclude anyone who has made the ultimate sacrifice to allow us to be here today.

Currently a lot of people are very angry with the University and Student Union. I get that, and I'm angry too, but neither the uni nor the union are at fault. Voting the motion down was the only sensible thing to do, and fault entirely lies with the imbecile that proposed it, deliberately using the sacrifices of millions for his own gain.
For anyone in the vacinity of Cambridge, the University is holding a ceremony starting at 10:00 on the 11th, at the Cambridge War Memorial. I intend to be there, and it would be great to see as many people in uniform as possible. The heads of the university and student unions will also be laying wreaths

(Taken from the Fill Yer Boots Facebook page)

Also, from their website the university is holding their Remembrance Day parade as usual on Sunday 11th, including unique orders of service at one college each telling of a different fallen soldier who either attended or should have attended that college if they hadn't gone to war.

Remembrance Sunday at the University of Cambridge | For staff
 
A whole 2000 people have signed the petition so far. So that's about 12% of the town.
And that was in 24 hours and rising. People power worked and it's going ahead.


Remembrance Day Parade WILL go ahead

"More than 1,500 people signed a petition calling for the parade to be re-instated.

And some residents have called for the mayor to resign over the matter.

Saltash Town Council is due to hold an extraordinary meeting on Monday where members will consider a vote of no confidence against Cllr Brady."
 
And that was in 24 hours and rising. People power worked and it's going ahead.


Remembrance Day Parade WILL go ahead

"More than 1,500 people signed a petition calling for the parade to be re-instated.

And some residents have called for the mayor to resign over the matter.

Saltash Town Council is due to hold an extraordinary meeting on Monday where members will consider a vote of no confidence against Cllr Brady."
12% of a town (not forgetting of course that anyone in the country could jump on the bandwagon and sign it) shows that most people in that town don't really give a ****.
 
12% of a town (not forgetting of course that anyone in the country could jump on the bandwagon and sign it) shows that most people in that town don't really give a ****.
Why would the rest of the country want to sign a petition for Saltash? Most won't know where it is.

Most of the country won't have seen the news or the petition.

It's local news not national.

24 hours after the petition started the parade is on. Why carry on with it now?

One person said no, the town stepped up and there's an outcry such that they are wondering if he should step down.

12% of a town is a fair bit. Of the country that's over 7 million.
 
Why would the rest of the country want to sign a petition for Saltash? Most won't know where it is.

Most of the country won't have seen the news or the petition.

It's local news not national.

24 hours after the petition started the parade is on. Why carry on with it now?

One person said no, the town stepped up and there's an outcry such that they are wondering if he should step down.

12% of a town is a fair bit. Of the country that's over 7 million.

Because people sign petitions for all sorts of stupid reasons, fake outrage being one of them.

12% is **** all. It means 88% couldn't even be arsed to sign an online petition.
 
Because people sign petitions for all sorts of stupid reasons, fake outrage being one of them.

12% is **** all. It means 88% couldn't even be arsed to sign an online petition.
Given it was only online for 24 hours and then had the desired result, it means, 1. It worked. 2. 88% probably hadn't even heard of it.

What major point are you missing?

1. The shortage of time it was online?

2. That it worked?

Which?
 
Given it was only online for 24 hours and then had the desired result, it means, 1. It worked. 2. 88% probably hadn't even heard of it.

What major point are you missing?

1. The shortage of time it was online?

2. That it worked?

Which?
Mission accomplished as far as I see it - the people have spoken and the parade goes ahead.

Now we just need to Army to follow suit and start listening to the tens of thousands supporting Soldier X.
 
Given it was only online for 24 hours and then had the desired result, it means, 1. It worked. 2. 88% probably hadn't even heard of it.

What major point are you missing?

1. The shortage of time it was online?

2. That it worked?

Which?

My point is the majority of people don't care. The story in the paper is more likely to have had an effect than a pointless petition.
 

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Mission accomplished as far as I see it - the people have spoken and the parade goes ahead.

Now we just need to Army to follow suit and start listening to the tens of thousands supporting Soldier X.
Since when has the Army been run by public/mong opinion? Or is it just cos it is St Tommy you feel the need to whine?
 
Since when has the Army been run by public/mong opinion? Or is it just cos it is St Tommy you feel the need to whine?
at least he isn't going on about 'that religion'.
 
Since when has the Army been run by public/mong opinion? Or is it just cos it is St Tommy you feel the need to whine?
Have you seen the latest Pride/BAME/PC bollocks the Army has?
 
It's like having our own Daily Mail reporter, or maybe a pet that shits everywhere and you really ought to have killed, but you just can't do it.
 
Since when has the Army been run by public/mong opinion? Or is it just cos it is St Tommy you feel the need to whine?
Have you never served with homosexual soldiers? They're allowed now you know.

Do catch up.
 

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