President of the Oxford Union resigns after blind man “dragged out by feet”

The President of The Oxford Union, Brendan McGrath, has announced that he will be standing down, following mounting pressure over his reaction to a blind man being “violently dragged out”. McGrath announced his resignation on Tuesday night, saying: “Fundamentally, it is the President’s job to ensure that every Member feels welcome at the Oxford Union. […]

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Facing public outrage, McGrath’s message to members: “I’m the best person to take this forward”

Oxford Union president Brendan McGrath and other members of the Union’s Standing Committee showed defiance to growing calls for him to step down at a meeting dominated by discussions of the Union’s media response to the Ebenezer Azamati scandal. Despite over 3,600 signatures on Oxford University’s Africa Society’s petition demanding McGrath step down, he defended […]

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Over 100 people attend AfriSoc protest against Union president

Over a hundred demonstrators responded to Oxford University Africa Society’s call to protest the Oxford Union’s treatment of suspended member Ebenezer Azamati yesterday evening. WATCH: Protesters on Cornmarket demand Union president resign AfriSoc launched the campaign after a Union disciplinary committee suspended the membership of Azamati, who is blind, for “violent conduct”. This related to […]

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