Students at King’s College London (KCL) tonight passed a motion to condemn the group ‘Student Rights’, an arm of the Henry Jackson Society.
The motion was carried by a whopping 340 votes to 41 at the student general meeting (SGM).
This decisive vote came despite an attempt by Student Rights to oppose the motion by claiming in a statement passed to the SU that was included in the final agenda, claiming it contained ‘false claims’ and ‘personal smears’ (read the motion and Student Rights statement here, pp.18-22)
In the run up to NUS conference next month, this victory – the seventh successive success for the ‘Real Student Rights’ campaign (following LSE, Birkbeck, Goldsmiths, UCL, Kingston and Queen Mary) – will likely increase the chances that Student Rights could be condemned by the national body.
A win at NUS would make clear once and for all that despite its name students view it as fueling Islamophobia by feeding the media sensationalised stories to the detriment of student welfare.