Jenny Draper

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Closed-door decision making has no place in a democracy

Things haven’t been going all that well for YUSU recently, all things considered. Between the bitter, vicious scrap over the 24-hour bar in Langwith College and the racist slurs bandied about at the NUS seminar, not to mention last year’s vote of no-confidence against Welfare Officer Grace Fletcher-Hackwood. So perhaps YUSU can be forgiven for putting off thinking about the societies’ budgets this year. Perhaps it can even be forgiven for postponing meetings, changing the dates and generally messing everyone around. After all, it’s been a chaotic time for all concerned. But to decide the budget on their own, without negotiation, discussion or conciliation, is sinister in the extreme