So the fault does not lie with the BBC, even if the corporation is undoubtedly biased. But neither is it a case that, as Birkett put it, one section of the audience simply likes to get ‘stuck in’. It is more fundamental. It would seem that the only people interested in these sorts of debates are the relentlessly involved, affluent, jabbering, middle-class liberals. Often working in the public or third sector. It is nigh on impossible to get them to shut up for a minute, so we can hear the views from the vast majority……………………..
It’s like when a Professor asked me about the low turnout at a protest and I quipped “everyone else was at work”.
This is the real turning point, however. The National Union of Students is Commie Central.
…Anyone who thinks universities should be sites of open and sometimes rowdy debate should welcome WSU’s climbdown as a strike for freedom and a blow against the stiff, prim, censorious misanthropes who govern 21st-century student life….
Temporary, they like money.
If we make them see they’ll lose money by alienating normal students it might get through.
If the students were smarter, most of them wouldn’t be burning all that cash at University.