Shame on Cam­bridge stu­dents

Daily Mail - - PETER OBORNE -

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.

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