For quite possibly the first time ever, I felt rather lost for words as I sat down to write this.
Let’s not beat about the bush here: delegates at the National Union of Students Conference have just elected a president who has aligned herself with recognised anti-Semites, supports violent acts of terrorism and has failed to condemn ISIS. This is not a joke.
The NUS has, quite rightly, received a rather hefty amount of criticism in recent months regarding its inability to represent a fair majority of its students. Its abuse of ‘safe spaces’ as a method to stifle debate and to dilute the right to free speech have made the Student-Left head so far left that it has actually gone full-circle to become dangerously right wing. An organisation that is littered with anti-Semitic rhetoric and silences views that it disagrees with sounds more like something out of 1930’s Germany…
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