For an interesting recess activity watch/attend Back Benches this week
VOLUNTARY VS. COMPULSORY: The Voluntary Student Membership is set to pass Parliament. Will it gut the Student Unions? Does it keep financially-strapped students out of student activities? Or does it force the Student Unions to become more accountable? Does VSM mean Student Unions will become more democratic, more of what students want?
WORKING FOR WELFARE: The working welfare group has released its report. What’s proposed? Strict time limits on benefit, work-for-the-dole and solo mothers to work. What should be adopted? Is the benefit too easy to get? Is it too easy to stay on it? Or are we at the risk of being too cruel to our most vulnerable? Does the welfare system need a re-vamp? Can we afford the welfare system without changes? Is welfare a safety-net or an entitlement?
Join us for a night of LIVE pub politics from the Backbencher Pub: Wednesday, 1st of December 9pm or drink from 7ish. The panel: ACT on Campus Peter McCaffrey, Young Greens Co-Convener Holly Walker, Young Labour President Analiese Jackson, and Young Nats President Daniel Fielding.