Following the passing of a motion to hold a referendum on Oxford’s affliation to the NUS at OUSU Council on Wednesday, a Cherwell survey has found that a significant majority of students would vote to disaffliate from the NUS.Over 850 students, nearly 10 per cent of the undergraduate student body, took part in the survey. Of those surveyed, 57 per cent showed support for the disaffiliation campaign, whilst 29 per cent expressed a desire to stay in the NUS. 14 per cent of students were undecided.The vote at OUSU Council on Wednesday means that a referendum will be held on Oxford’s affiliation to the National Union of Students before sixth week. The OUSU Council motion was proposed by David Klemperer, one of the Oxford’s delegates to the NUS and a member of the ‘Oh Well Alright Then’ slate.The controversial motion was debated for nearly three hours with multiple amendments, dominated by questions surrounding the ability of liberation movements to adequately campaign for NUS membership in the short time frame with their limited resources.It was passed by secret ballot with 67 members voting in favor of a referendum, 56 opposing and three abstaining. Emotions were running high as Becky Howe’s speech ended in tears and Klemperer was accused of lying in the motion.The motion to disaffiliate follows the election of Malia Bouattia as President-elect of NUS, despite allegations of anti-Semitism. Leaders of Jewish Societies at 48 universities across the UK signed an open letter calling on her to answer questions including her comment declaring the University of Birmingham a “Zionist outpost”. Malia responded to the open letter claiming she only took issue with Zionist politics not Jewish faith. She defended herself against this, and other, allegations in a comment piece written for The Guardian.Speaking to Cherwell, Richard Brooks, current NUS Vice-President for Union Development, who will also be serving next year said, “We’re going to campaign in the same way for a few other places that are going to a refer the NUS to a referendum. We will get in contact with the student unions and engage with students.“There is massive benefit to being a part of the NUS, including cheaper items, training and support and a strong national campaign.“One of the main campaigns that the NUS has is Cut The Cost. Every time we can go onto a campaign students are talking about the cost of living, we are listening to Oxford students.”Before the vote, several JCRs mandated their OUSU reps to vote in favor the referendum. Each college can send three representatives to OUSU Council. Trinity, Merton and Magdalen colleges, amongst others, delegated all three representatives to vote in favor of a referendum. Some colleges decided to delegate their representatives proportionately with two voting to reps voting to hold a referendum, and one against.“It’s clear that many people are deeply dissatisfied with the NUS”David KlempererWith almost all colleges backing disaffiliation in Cherwell’s survey, Wadham is a notable outlier, with a slim majority of students indicating support to continue affiliation. Trinity had the highest percentage of those backing disaffiliation.David Klemperer commented, “I’m very glad that the survey shows a real desire for change on the part of Oxford students. It’s clear that many people are deeply dissatisfied with the NUS, and I hope we see a similar result.”Oxford University JSoc President Issac Virchis commented: “The last few weeks have raised some questions about NUS and its leadership. I’m glad Oxford students will have the opportunity to hear strong arguments from both sides and make a decision on their future for themselves.”
MUSKOGEE, Okla. (AP) — Police say six people, including five children, have been shot to death at a home in Oklahoma, and that a 25-year-old suspect is in custody. Police Officer Lynn Hamlin says officers responded about 1:30 a.m. to a call of multiple people shot at a home in Muskogee found one man and four children dead at the scene. Hamlin says a fifth child died at a Tulsa hospital. Officers also encountered Jarron Deajon Pridgeon with a gun and arrested him. Hamlin says a woman who was shot and wounded is in stable condition. Authorities haven’t released the victims’ names. Hamlin says the suspect and victims lived together.
“His personality and his quality are there to see,” Guardiola said. “He can play many positions. We now have one more man that can help us achieve our targets this season.”“With this intensity, we’re going to play in the Champions League,” said the Spaniard, whose team will advance with a win or a draw.City, who crushed Gladbach 4-0 at home in September, are in second place in the group on seven points, three ahead of the Germans, and can wrap up qualification with victory in Germany.A draw will be enough if Celtic lose at home to Barcelona in the other Group C fixture.The Germans, who also lost at home to City last season, will secure third spot and Europa League action if they draw and Celtic lose.They still have an outside chance for a top two finish but their last group match is at Barcelona.Gladbach, however, are stuck in a rut, having failed to win any of their last six league matches in which they have scored just one goal.Their last victory in any competition dates back to October in the German Cup.Coach Andre Schubert, who still has the backing of club bosses but faced was jeered following Saturday’s 2-1 home loss to Cologne, will be without suspended Christoph Kramer and Julian Korb as well as injured Patrick Herrmann.“We are just not scoring goals,” captain Lars Stindl said. “We are missing the final touch up front and some luck. But we must forget everything, put everything behind us and keep together so that we can improve.”“Wednesday’s match is completely different under different conditions,” he said. “We want to play a good home game, secure third place early. That is our big goal and we believe in our chances. We know what we are capable of.”TONIGHT FIXTURESRostov Vs BayernBeşiktaş Vs BenficaCeltic Vs BarcelonaAtlético Vs PSVNapoli Vs D’KyivArsenal Vs PSGM’gladbach Vs Man CityLudogorets Vs BaselShare this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Manchester City, buoyed by the return of Yaya Toure, will look to seal a spot in the Champions League knockout stage when they travel to Borussia Moenchengladbach evening to play a team struggling for form.Toure, banned by coach Pep Guardiola following comments by his agent about the manager, returned from a three-month exile to score both goals in City’s 2-1 Premier League win at Crystal Palace on Saturday.Guardiola’s decision to restore the Ivorian has further boosted spirits, already high with the team just a point behind leaders Chelsea in the Premier League.