Michael Yoganayagam reports for Cambridge University’s The Cambridge Student on the NUS President’s decision to reject an invitation to speak at the University’s Union:
The fallout from Dominique Strauss-Kahn’s controversial visit to the Cambridge Union Society last term rumbles on, as it emerges that a speaker that had been lined up for this term’s Union programme refused his invitation as a result of the Union’s decision to allow Strauss-Kahn to speak.
Prior to Strauss-Kahn’s visit in March, Liam Burns, President of the National Union of Students (NUS) had initially accepted an invitation from the Union Society to speak as part of its Easter Term programme of events.
However, in an email sent to the Union’s then President-Elect, David Leigh, five days after Strauss-Kahn’s visit to the Union, and this week seen by The Cambridge Student, Burns rejected the invitation, writing: “I am not willing to associate myself or the National Union of Students with the same platform so soon after this flawed decision was taken”.
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