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Drunk students for Zion

Losing the election seems to have fired up the Australian Right, as there has been an 'episode' at the Oz NUS conference beyond the usual student politician mainstays of drinking, procedural pedantry and disappearing into dark corners with people that they will then ignore the next day.

Anyway....

"A group of Liberal students has been kicked off the Monash University campus for "drunken, violent and disruptive behaviour" at the National Union of Students annual conference.Conference organiser Matt Rocks said one Liberal student had been taken away in a police van after a breath test in a university car park and that about a dozen others had been banned from the campus and conference. NUS president Michael Nguyen said the Liberals "acted like rabid radicals". "They drank some blue alcohol and came onto the conference floor, intoxicated with blue mouths. It looked really silly," Mr Nguyen said....The Australian understands that some Liberal members had been kicked out for chanting "2,4,6,8, Israel is a Jewish state".

Naturally I applaud the sentiment, if nor necessarily how they went about expressing it.

Additional tales of Conservative Future, FCS, Young Liberal excess etc are welcome, although someone who knows has told me that the FCS Loughborough 'riot' involved little more than a broken door handle.

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Anonymous zeno said... 1:12 pm

Yep - there wasn't a riot. Quite a few of my friends were there. However, it was talked up by one Nick Robinson, now of the BBC, who at the time was an aspiring Wet.

It's ironic when one considers that NR is now, with the BBC, such a beacon of fair reporting and unbiased comment.....  



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