Chris Trotter is dreaming of a by-gone era

While Chris Trotter might be right talking about the Labour party he is dead wrong talking about VSM.

When one panicky university foolishly decided to deny its SRC the use of the meeting space it had commandeered, its delegates barred the doors and called on the student body to defend them. Thousands of students responded.

Police were called. Students were batoned, tasered and arrested. But the defensive ring held. The SRC presidents, meeting by video conference, called for a nationwide student strike.

It is safe to say this will not happen. This is not the sixties. Students do not strike any more in any numbers. They do not complain too much anymore, they just want to get their education and get a job. And maybe a few beers, a root and for the more adventurous, a joint.

There will be no mass protest movement, and there will be little public sympathy for people who are getting subsidised so they can get a higher income outside university.


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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story. When he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet. Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet and, as a result, he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist who takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him, you can’t ignore him.

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