Shame on Cambridge students
IN 1933, Oxford University undergraduates passed an infamous motion that ‘this House will in no circumstances fight for its King and Country’. When he read about this back in Berlin, Adolf Hitler concluded that Britain had lost the will to fight a war. This week, history seemed to be repeating itself. The Cambridge students’ union voted against a motion to promote Remembrance Sunday over fears that it glorifies war. What a snub to the heroic men and women who have given their lives for this country. Of course, we should not pay too much attention to the foolish actions of pampered, spoilt and privileged Oxbridge students. But let’s recall the comment a certain politician called Winston Churchill made about those Oxford undergraduates 85 years ago. Churchill called them ‘abject, squalid, shameless’ and ‘nauseating’. The same words remain equally applicable to the Cambridge students who have now insulted those who died fighting for their freedom.