Students at PM’s old University college campaign to have him banned
Students at Boris Johnson’s old Oxford University college campaign to have him banned and photos of him removed as petition accuses PM of ‘seriously undermining democracy’
- Eton-educated PM studied Classics at Balliol College between 1983 and 1987
- The college has 682 students and so far the petition has received 138 signatures
- The petition accuses the Boris Johnson of ‘seriously undermining democracy’
Students at Boris Johnson’s old college at Oxford have launched a petition demanding to have him banned and photos of the Prime Minister removed.
The Eton-educated PM studied Classics at Balliol College between 1983 and 1987 and was a member of the hell-raising Bullingdon Club.
The college has 682 students and so far the petition has received 160 signatures which accuses the Boris Johnson of ‘seriously undermining democracy.’
The organisers say the prorogation of parliament is ‘effectively a political coup’.
One student Andrew MacGowan, told Cherwell, Oxford’s in-house newspaper: ‘Nobody voted for the no-deal policy Boris is attempting to force through with his October 31st deadline, and he hasn’t offered any concrete evidence of progress in Brussels.
The college has 682 students and so far the petition has received 160 signatures which accuses the PM of ‘seriously undermining democracy’
‘The leak of Operation Yellowhammer details the economic devastation that would result from a no-deal Brexit.
‘A bomb went off near the Irish border three weeks ago; we’ve had enough.
‘The petition is a joint effort between Balliol JCR and MCR members to make it known that Boris does not speak for us, the Bullingdon club is evidently not a political education, and to paraphrase Churchill, that Britain will not ‘give in’.’
The full petition reads ‘Prime Minister Boris Johnson is a former student of Balliol College, Oxford. With his parliamentary shutdown, effectively a political coup, Johnson has seriously undermined democracy in the United Kingdom.
‘Despite the far-reaching and devastating implications of a no-deal Brexit for many of its students and members of staff, Balliol College has yet to condemn his actions.
Remainers marching with placards and EU flags demonstrating outside Whitehall in Westminster. Now students at Mr Johnson’s college are protesting against him
‘With this petition, we hope to show the College that many of its members are appalled by these actions, and to call upon it to publicly disavow Boris Johnson insofar as:
‘1) Boris Johnson should be prevented from attending any Balliol College events, and from entering College grounds;
‘2) Depictions of or tributes to Boris Johnson, such as portraits, should not be commissioned or displayed on College premises;
‘3) His alumni status and any benefits that that may entail should be suspended with immediate effect.
‘Balliol College’s student body has consistently demonstrated its commitment to democratic values. We call upon its members to sign this petition in order to to put pressure on College administration to take definitive action in this matter. Please sign this petition, and share it widely. Thank you.’
Balliol and the office of the Prime Minister have been contacted for comment.
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