Tuesday, 26 October 2010

Students for Cuts!

I was at a debate hosted by the Manchester Debating Union this evening, with the motion "This House Supports the Government's Cuts". Speakers from the Conservatives and Liberal Democrats were speaking for the motion, and representatives of Labour and the Greens were against. After the debate the audience was called to vote:

In Favour: 35
Against: 9
Abstention: 12

So an overall majority for the Coalition of 14! It seems that Debating Union attendees and the activists behind the student union's 'fight the cuts' campaign are two completely non-overlapping groups.

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