“Stop Trump” Rally Hijacked By Anti-Semites and Extremists

If you are going to organise a rally protesting against Donald Trump, you should probably try to make sure it isn’t hijacked by cranks, extremists and anti-Semites. Alas, the speakers at this afternoon’s “Stop Trump” rally in Westminster are a roll call of wrong ‘uns…

Salma Yaqoob 

While a Respect Party councillor in Birmingham, Yaqoob infamously refused to join applause for George Cross-winning war hero Lance Corporal Matt Croucher. L/Cpl Croucher threw himself on top of a Taliban grenade in Helmand in 2008, saving the lives of his colleagues. As decorated Croucher entered the council chamber, Yaqoob sat with her arms crossed.

Malia Bouattia (NUS President)

Disgraced Bouattia says the government’s anti-terror programme Prevent is fuelled by a “Zionist lobby“, has ranted about the “Zionist-led media” and has described the University of Birmingham as a “Zionist outpost“. She also refused to acknowledge the right of the State of Israel to exist during a Channel 4 News interview last year. Professor Carol Baxter, the NHS’s former head of equality, diversity and human rights, carried out a probe into Bouattia’s comments and found they “could be reasonably capable of being interpreted as anti-Semitic”. Rumours are circulating that she could be ousted from the NUS this week.

Asad Rehman (Friends of the Earth)

Asad Rehman is Friends of the Earth’s “international climate campaigner” but he engages on a variety of issues outside his realm of expertise: Rehman has tweeted his belief that Netanyahu and Israel are “best pals” with ISIS. He advocates banning “Zionist organisations” from climate change events. Real piece of work.

Murad Qureshi (Chair, Stop the War Coalition)

The West-hating Stop the War has praised the “internationalism and solidarity of ISIS”, blamed the French for the Paris terror attacks and refuses to oppose Russian bombing of Syria. Qureshi feebly claimed his organisation could not protest against Putin because the Russian Embassy is on a private road. As Peter Tatchell says of Qureshi’s group: “The Stop the War Coalition is in moral meltdown… over its one-sided Syria protests and its persistent failure to listen to appeals from democratic, anti-war and civil society activists inside Syria.”

Way to completely discredit your anti-Trump protest.

NUS Vice-President: We’re “Failing” Jewish Students

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Jewish students are being “failed” by the NUS, the group’s vice-president has admitted. In an interview with Jewish News, Rob Young, deputy to race row Malia Bouattia, blasts her for blocking Jewish students from having a say on who represents them:

“It seems the that the National Executive Council of NUS want to ensure that we are not working with UJS as closely as have in the past – and this is something I stand totally against. I will keep fighting to ensure that UJS are present at the table when we are working on the ARAF campaign… By making our spaces unwelcoming for Jewish students, we are not only failing to focus on these challenges, we are failing as a movement that represents all students.”

The organisation has come under near constant fire over anti-Semitic incidents and has seen a string of successful disaffiliation campaigns since April. If this is what their own VP thinks…

NUS Blocks Jewish Students From Having Say on Who Represents Them

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Hard left members of the NUS have voted to block Jewish students from choosing their own representative on the union’s anti-racism committee. A vote to put a Jewish student chosen by other Jewish students back on the committee was rejected last night. Rather than consulting with the Union of Jewish Students, as happened in previous years, the NUS NEC will now pick their own comrade to serve on the committee instead. The motion was a close run thing, requiring a deciding vote from none other than NUS president Malia “Zionist-led media” Bouattia. You can guess which way she voted…

The UJS are understandably concerned, saying in a statement:

“Today, NUS NEC once again showed its complete lack of commitment to Jewish students by voting for a motion that means that Jewish students will have no say in who represents them on the NUS Anti-Racism, Anti-Fascism (ARAF) committee. It will now be down to NEC to elect the ARAF committee and therefore to decide on behalf of Jewish students who represents them. This decision is undemocratic and excludes the 8,500 Jewish students that we represent. It was no surprise that the NUS President, Malia Bouattia, who had the deciding vote, once again showed that she has absolutely no interest in defending Jewish students’ interests by voting to remove the ability of Jewish students to shape for themselves the student movements’ fight against racism and fascism.”

Another stunning success for the “Zio”-hating NUS…

NUS’ £3 Million Financer Votes to Leave

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The snowballing NUS disaffiliation campaign got another boost today – Loughborough Union’s trustees have voted to uphold the student referendum to leave the NUS. Loughborough is now the fourth University to disaffiliate, and in leaving will take the £2,822,491 they hand over to the NUS’ services organisation. Throw in a £50,000 annual affiliation fee and revenues from the sale of discount cards, and the NUS stands to lose cumulative revenues of around £3,000,000 from Loughborough alone. Loughborough, which consistently tops the British Universities and Colleges Sport leaderboards, is full of the kind of fun-loving boozy types the NUS hates. Let’s see how the defunded NUS copes without the money…

Hull University Third to Disaffiliate From NUS

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Hull University students have voted resoundingly to disaffiliate from the NUS, joining fellow NUSceptics in Newcastle and Lincoln. The Out campaign won nearly twice the votes of In, with 811 students in favour of leaving the union which just last month debated against commemorating Holocaust Memorial Day while electing a president who believes there is a “Zionist led media”Cambridge begins voting today, the disaffiliation movement is spreading…

NUS Chief Executive Paid Five Times Average Graduate

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The increasingly unpopular NUS faces its sixth disaffiliation vote this month, with the University of Cambridge holding a referendum as part of the national NUSceptic campaign to leave the loony-left union. With each member union paying sums as high as £50,000 into the NUS every year, the organisation’s focus on far-left policies rather than issues that matter to students could leave it with a massive financial black holeSo how are they trying to get back in touch…

In the 2015 financial year the NUS employed a new chief executive – Simon Blake – on a bumper £100,000 salary – nearly five times the estimated £22,057 average for graduates that same year. In total, the NUS employs 69 of its 237 staff – roughly one third – on £30,000 a year or more. With the top degree in terms of average earning being dentistry (at £30,348), Guido is sure struggling students will be happy that the fat cats in the NUS are safely earning more than they could ever hope to while facilitating riotous protests and debates over not commemorating holocaust memorial day. Guido calculates that, with an average students’ union bar price of £2.40, the costs of staffing the NUS could buy 3,856,835 pints – or roughly four pints per student. What would you rather have? Paid-up fun police or four pints…

Newcastle Votes to Leave NUS as Students Complain of Grindr Intimidation

The national campaign to disaffiliate from the NUS is picking up momentum, with Newcastle University announcing today that they will follow Lincoln in leaving the “Zionist-led media”-hating student bores. 67% of voters supported disaffiliation in Newcastle, after a campaign that mobilised nearly 1,000 votes against the NUS. And as control slips, the NUS are panicking…

In Exeter, co-conspirators report an NUS funded Project Fear-style campaign to stay, with the national student organisation sending 3,000 texts to students:

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Leaked messages reveal paid up NUS employees such as the current president Malia Bouattia and a number of vice-presidents, as well as their apparatchiks from other universities, have been bussed in to Exeter en masse, even cajoling students in their own homes:

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One source claims the Stay campaign is using gay dating app Grindr to push smears against Leave (branded “Exiter”). By bringing in outside campaigners, the NUS are flouting Exeter’s strict £60 campaign spending limit, changing the rules to fit their aims. Project Fear, use of large contact lists, breaching spending limits – all trademark campaign tricks of Remainers…

Lincoln University Disaffiliates From NUS

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Two week ago Guido brought you news of a national campaign to disaffiliate from the NUS, well since then the number of universities with campaigns to leave hasdoubled again to 25. Students disgruntled with the new “Zionist-led media” bashing president and attempt to block commemorations of Holocaust Memorial Day are set to be voting en masse to leave over the next few months. One university has wasted no time in doing so – Lincoln, which won the NUS Union of the Year Award in 2014, voted resolutely to leave the NUS last week, with the result announced today. Exeter and Newcastle are set to follow them on Thursday, where the union is begging students to stay on with texts and presidential visits. Students are starting to realise that it’s not worth being part of an anti-democratic, power-grabbing organisation run by loonies…

NUS Disaffiliation Campaign Doubles Support Overnight

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The aftershock of the NUS’ disastrous conference continues to be felt. After the launch of a mass disaffiliation campaign yesterday, the number of universities looking to break ties with the NUS has doubled overnight. The sound unis are understood to be Oxford, Cambridge, KCL, LSE, Aberystwyth, York, Durham, Edinburgh, Sheffield, South Bank, Westminster, Bristol, Exeter and even Birmingham, the university of the new “anti-Zionist” NUS president Malia Bouattia. 372 people out of the 7 million individual students represented by the NUS voted for Bouattia…

Update: Students at Reading have now joined the campaign.

NUSceptics: National Disaffiliation Campaign From Loony Left Union

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Students across the country reacted with disgust yesterday at the election of Malia “Zionist led media” Bouattia to the Presidency of the NUS. Coupled with an applauded attempt to stop the NUS specifically commemorating Holocaust Memorial Day, the far-left union involved in mass rioting and banning anti-racist campaigners for being racist truly jumped the shark.

It’s no surprise that a group of prominent student leaders from all over the UK are set to launch a national mass-disaffiliation campaign later today. While smaller successful campaigns have cropped up on individual campuses before, a national campaign incorporating a wide range of student groups has never been successful. Currently seven universities are set to launch the campaign, with the hope that more will join as news of the NUS’ latest barmy decisions spreads. The disaffiliations are expected to take form via campus-wide referendums, to take the decision away from far left unionists. Even students have caught referendum fever…

Moment NUS Applauds Anti-Holocaust Memorial Day Speech

This is the moment a delegate at the NUS conference argued that Holocaust Memorial Day should not be commemorated as it is not inclusive enough to other genocides. Darta Kaleja, from Chester University, was applauded by the students in the room…

“Before I start I want to make it clear I am not against commemorating the Holocaust. I am against the NUS and the government forgetting and ignoring the mass genocides, and prioritising some lives over others… In my five years of UK education throughout GCSEs and A Levels, not once were the genocides of Tibet, Rwanda, or Zanzibar taught to me and my peers. So please, please vote against this motion, against the one day dedicated purely to atrocities of just one mass genocide, as it suggests that some lives are more important than others. Instead campaign for a day to commemorate all of them.” 

Wonder what the new ‘Zionists control the media’ president thinks…

New NUS President Backed By CAGE, Believes Media Controlled By “Zionists”

The NUS has had its fair share of dodgy presidents. After a few years of relative moderation, the Labour finishing school has been reverting to its madcap 70s roots, banning Hope Not Hate coordinator Nick Lowles for being Islamophobic, defending the Millbank rioters, and ordering LGBT societies to get rid of gay male representatives as they “do not face oppression”.

Today they elected their new president. Here are Malia Bouattia’s greatest hits:

  • Spoke at an event alongside Leila Khaled, a terrorist hijacker, in which Bouattia used her platform to defend armed struggle. She also lashed out against the “mainstream Zionist led media outlets” at the same event.
  • Spearheaded the successful attempt to scrap an NUS motion that condemned ISIS, on the grounds that the motion was “islamophobic”.
  • Has been suspected of having links with MPAC, a radical “Muslim civil liberties group with focus on non-violent Jihad”. She was even endorsed by one of their prominent members over social media.
  • She called her own university “something of a Zionist outpost” because Birmingham has one of the biggest Jewish societies in the country.
  • Claimed the EU’s definition of anti-semitism is “ominous”.
  • Received an open letter from Jewish societies in 48 universities, demanding she explain the numerous allegations of anti-Semitism levelled at her.

She has even been congratulated by the radical Jihadi John apologists at CAGE:

With a record like that, Malia could well be the first ever president no-platformed by the NUS…

H/T Pinsker Centre

Anti-Racism Campaigner Dubbed Racist By NUS

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Hot on the heels of the no platforming of Peter Tatchell by right-on students, a group of NUS activists have decided to go one better and bar Hope Not Hate coordinator Nick Lowles from speaking at an event. Lowles, a left-wing anti-racism campaigner, is apparently too racist for the students, who have accused him of Islamophobia.

The loony student far-left eats itself…

UPDATE:

EU Blows €767,000 Telling Students to “Put on a Jumper”

Brussels has splurged €767,196 of taxpayers’ money funding a National Union of Students scheme promoting energy efficiency on campus. The NUS project offered such illuminating advice to students as “switch off lights and appliances“, “don’t overfill the kettle” and “put on a jumper or a nice jacket“.

The project was rolled out in 17 universities housing 25,157 students over five EU member states, although it only “engaged” with 7,547 students – working out at €101 per student. Enough to make your blood boil…

NUS Conference Censor UKIP, Spin “All Parties Invited”

It’s NUS conference time and the parties have apparently been invited to send a video message to the hard left students. NUS President Toni Pearce could not be clearer:

“In the interest of fairness, all parties were invited to contribute.”

Except that’s not quite true.

The NUS press release states:

“Liberal Democrats Nick Clegg, Labour’s Ed Miliband, SNP’s Nicola Sturgeon, Plaid Cymru Leanne Woods, Minister for Universities, Science and Cities, Greg Clark, put forward by the Conservatives, relayed their parties youth message . UKIP’s Nigel Farage was not asked to participate as last year NUS conference passed clear policy influencing this, and the Greens failed to submit a video.”

So how exactly were “all parties were invited to contribute”?

An NUS spinner tells Guido that when Pearce says “all parties were invited to contribute” that meant “all parties except UKIP”.

So in fact the complete opposite of what was said.

The Gordon of Student Politics

Guido’s student politics days are long behind him, but sometimes there is BS too good not to call out. A Labour hack to the core, NUS President Aaron Porter has announced he will not be seeking re-election less than 24 hours after his complete re-election plans were leaked, and subsequently shredded. He claims he was confident he would have won the April ballot, yet decided he won’t be running citing hard left bullying. Where have we heard the one about flunking “an election because he thought he was going to win it” before?

Instead of going with grace and dignity after a student was sent to prison for  nearly killing a policeman on a march that was poorly planned by Porter he shirked responsibility. Subsequently humiliated to the point of being taken into police protection from a crowd of students he later smeared as anti-Semites. The makings of a true Labour politician. So while Porter waltzes off into management consultancy or the like, hopefully we will see the NUS rightfully taken back by the loony-left and used as a mouthpiece for their bonkers plans.

Labour Students Line Up for Oldham Selection

Aaron Marius Porter hinted on the Politics Show that the NUS, a.k.a. him, may put up a candidate at the Oldham by-election, triggered ironically by the disgrace of a former NUS President. The NUS press office is in a mess this morning, but apparently Porter is denying he would stand independently, which makes sense given he would take votes from Labour and jeopardise his chance for a safe seat in 2015. The same reason rules out former President Wes Streeting who left his lucrative job at PWC to remain a Labour councillor. He’s not going to blow his chances.

Labour are desperate to find a candidate quickly and rumours are flying of who they have approached. The very close association of Phil’s loyal old bag carrier, Shona Woodfine has damaged her chances of getting the nomination and the race is very much open…

Given that tuition fees rises have been the most emotive part of the cutting agenda, so far, it would make sense for Labour to shore up their base and steal LibDem votes by running their by-election campaign around this issue, distracting from the shame of their former Member. Porter would have to quit as NUS President to run, and although Wes told Guido he wouldn’t run, in no uncertain terms, it’s not like an aspiring candidate has never denied an interest in the past. But on the ground things are hotting up…

Sources say the NUS/Labour hacks to keep an eye on are Josh MacAlister, a former Labour Students hack who now bills himself as “a teacher from Oldham” (he’s on TeachFirst which means he does this for a year or two and then goes away to work in the city). Only problem being he supported David Miliband.

The other is Kev Peel, a gay rights campaigner, championed by Gordon Brown and a ruthlessly ambitious careerist. Both boys set up theKeep Oldham Labour” Facebook site. A friend close to Mr MacAlister says he isn’t surprised Josh is in the running and says he is “highly rated” in the local association. You heard it here first…

UPDATE: “Local teacher” MacAlister’s close friendship with his old student union ally Kenny Young might come in very handy. Depite an omnishambles of a career so far, Clamity Kenny has somehow managed to rise to the dizzy heights of Ed Miliband’s “Press Manager”.

Someone to lobby for him on the inside…

You're Not Fooling nUs Confirmed: The NUS Was Involved in Riot

Guido was sure the NUS said it had nothing to do with the French-style trashing of Millbank. Funny then that three elected officials of the Executive Committee have defended the violence and suggested it was representative of the whole movement. Guido thought the official line was that nobody from the NUS was involved in the violence?


Writing in a “Coalition of the Resistanceletter Mark Bergfeld, (NUS NEC), Vicki Baars (NUS LGBT Officer) and Sean Rillo Raczka (NUS NEC Mature Students’ Rep) said:

‘During the demonstration over 5,000 students showed their determination to defend the future of education by occupying the Tory party HQ and its courtyards for several hours. The mood was good-spirited, with chants, singing and flares. We reject any attempt to characterise the Millbank protest as small, “extremist” or unrepresentative of our movement… We stand with the protesters, and anyone who is victimised as a result of the protest.’We reject any attempt to characterise the Millbank protest as small, “extremist” or unrepresentative of our movement… We stand with the protesters, and anyone who is victimised as a result of the protest.’

No mention of any fire extinguishers. Having mislead the public and the media by suggesting the NUS was in no way involved in what happened at Millbank, will the President publically distance himself from his team? Quite hard given he drew the map of the route to go past CCHQ…



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