Results of the Referendum in graph format
Now we should just leave this motion, clearly nobody wants it. Those who voted for it were mostly the Women's Network and those who voted against were mostly Cathsoc and other religious groups. Despite attempts to broaden it out to people, there was no interest. Just because yes got a few votes more than no doesn't mean there is a mandate, only 2% of students want it.
However it looks like the Women's Network are going to take it back to council. They're not very happy with democracy and want to force it upon us all again. When will this drama end.
This referendum was never really about abortion. If it were the Women's Network would be lobbying the law makers not an educational body. It is just internal politics. Some people in the Women's Network need to be seen to be launching a crusade for what they see is right and make sure it is thrust upon everyone. Well I'm not interested in internal SU politics and the elitist democracy. Just over 3% of people voted in this referendum. That is less than the percentage of the nobility in Tsarist Russia in the total population.
SU motions just seem to be brought forward by the SU population for members who have close links to the SU to vote upon. The SU is judge, jury, attorney general and all the court officials deciding on a particular case.
Nobody was really infused by this referendum, including me. But one day something even more controversial will be put to a referendum and will result in a resounding vote against the vested interests in the SU. Then they'll realise how stupid they are and won't try internal politics ever again. Students get on with their lives at Nottingham whilst an SU nobody cares about tries to be controlling. Not good.
So if you're reading and you're from the SU don't allow this stupid thing to continue any longer the more it does the more students will hate you. You've already really upset, to the case of tears, certain members of the student body, don't disenfranchise anybody else.
|Poster seemingly representing student's views of their SU|