Sunday, 28 November 2010

Aaron Porter statement at UCL this morning

This morning Aaron Porter visited students at the UCL occupation to talk about their actions and encourage the NUS to back all student protests of this nature. He made the following statements;

  • "I will ensure that the NUS stresses that occupation is an entirely legitimate form of action."
  • "For too long NUS has been too cautious and spineless about being committed to supporting this kind of student activism."
  • "Wherever there is non-violent student supported action, NUS should and NUS will absolutely support that, because what we are facing is utterly disgraceful and I am not going to allow an internal civil war between students as that is what our opponents would want."
  • "I want to apologise for dithering over the last couple of days, this is a perfectly sensible way and indeed one of the key ways in which this campaign is still out there."
  • "NUS is going to be clear and unambiguous in its support for Tuesday's action.""
I think we can all agree that this is a very important development in our campaign and we would like to thank Aaron Porter for making this statement and recognising the need to give NUS backing to the student occupations taking place around the country.

If you would like to watch the video of this statement being made please visit the following link;

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