Cambridge University students vote against promoting Remembrance Sunday

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Not sure what your point is but yes I have, and I left in 1986.
They were just as good as everyone else.
Just a tad more adept at applying cam cream though ;)
 
Not sure what your point is but yes I have, and I left in 1986.
They were just as good as everyone else.
Aimed @Helm who asked when did the Army ever lsiten to public opinion.

Of course they were as good as anyone else, but just one problem - they weren't technically allowed in the British Army at that time.

Shame it took another 14 years before the Army changed it's rules to allow such homosexual as the soldiers you served with to legally serve in and join the British Army - but thankfully the Army listened to public opinion, and changed the rules.
 
be careful what you wish for - ARRSE will probably taken offline for being too agressive or promoting war - Corbyn hates the military, although he does seem to have an affection for paramilitaries...
Maybe it could be rebranded as the paramilitary wing of Mumsnet?
 

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Aimed @Helm who asked when did the Army ever lsiten to public opinion.

Of course they were as good as anyone else, but just one problem - they weren't technically allowed in the British Army at that time.

Shame it took another 14 years before the Army changed it's rules to allow such homosexual as the soldiers you served with to legally serve in and join the British Army - but thankfully the Army listened to public opinion, and changed the rules.
Hate to embarrass you even further but that was because of the equality act, not public opinion, best use some of those tissues to dry your eyes
 
Hate to embarrass you even further but that was because of the equality act, not public opinion, best use some of those tissues to dry your eyes
Are they halal tissues?
 
Now we just need to Army to follow suit and start listening to th
Hasn't it occurred to you that the Army may be listening instead to the millions who think they're both bellends?
 

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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
Good post and well put by the chap who made it. That is very much the message that I have been getting and seeing from the 650 students who use our building
I will be at the ceremony in Cambridge, as I usually am, and there is always a good turn out from the University, as well as the cadet corps of all branches and ex-servicemen but not forgetting to include those who may never have served but come to pay their respects.
 
My point is the majority of people don't care.
My point is you are wrong. People obviously did. Hence why there was an outcry, why it is going ahead and why the Mayor may even be sacked.
The story in the paper is more likely to have had an effect than a pointless petition.
The petition was done and reached 2000 in a day before the announcement the parade was happening. So we won't know how many it would have reached.
 
My point is you are wrong. People obviously did. Hence why there was an outcry, why it is going ahead and why the Mayor may even be sacked.

The petition was done and reached 2000 in a day before the announcement the parade was happening. So we won't know how many it would have reached.
Some bellends on social media call for the mayor to be sacked? Who do you think is going to sack him?

Its another outrage story.
 
Some bellends on social media call for the mayor to be sacked? Who do you think is going to sack him?

Its another outrage story.
Members of his council.

https://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/news/local-news/mayor-who-axed-remembrance-day-2119268

Saltash Town Council is due to hold an extraordinary meeting on Monday where members will consider a vote of no confidence against Cllr Brady.

The agenda for the meeting states the council will “consider a vote of no confidence in Councillor John Brady to continue to undertake the duties of Chairman of Saltash Town Council”.
 
Perhaps they should send said students for a tour around Auschwitz and then a walk around one on the larger and immaculately maintained war cemeteries on the continent.

They might be less smug then.

Wordsmith
There is an outstanding American War Cemetery just outside Cambridge. I fear a visit would make no difference to these feckless oxygen thieves.
However rather than let Liabor ruin the county to prove a point I would rather ship them all out to one of those shining examples of socialism that Corbin raves on about.
 
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.
Your point is based on a false premise & your conclusion is conjecture.
For them not to care, they'd have had to have known about the petition to start with.
That 12% was 15% pretty quickly.
 
Your point is based on a false premise & your conclusion is conjecture.
For them not to care, they'd have had to have known about the petition to start with.
That 12% was 15% pretty quickly.
My conclusion is based on fake outrage stories every year.
 

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