What do the Abolition of Prisons, Collectivised Standard Wages and promotion of “Disruptive Direct Action” have in common? No it’s not the Annual meeting of the British Communist Party… It’s a list of motions being proposed by the NUS at their Women’s conference this week!
Get Paid for not Working
Let’s take a peek at Motion 302 on their radical agenda… The Introduction of a “Universal Basic Income” paid for by the Taxpayer. This motion is proposing that everyone from street cleaner to top city lawyer be paid exactly the same, regardless of how hard they work. It also seems to treat owning a mobile phone and Internet access as though it’s some sort of basic human right. I’m sure that this all makes fiscal sense…
Adding up the total, we came to a figure just short of £1,500 per month for a person living in London.
Abolishment of Prisons
How about we have a look at their domestic agenda instead. Wouldn’t it be so much better if we just allowed Rapists and Murderers to run around free rather than sticking them in fortresses of oppression? How about we give the Yorkshire Ripper a slap on the wrist and send him on his way again. In Motion 308 the NUS Women’s conference actually endorses the closing of Britain’s prison system. And don’t worry, in the mean time we can all write letters of solidarity to those poor misunderstood criminals locked in our evil “Prison Industrial Complex”.
Attack White Gay Culture
Finally how about a little bit of homophobia to top it all off? No not a motion condemning homophobia, but a shameless attack on the Gay Community. Their reasoning for these attacks? Because white gay men benefit from “both white privilege and male privilege.”
These motions are clearly the first step to tearing down the patriarchy, I almost feel like clapping, but I guess I’ll have to contain my excitement and stick to feminist jazz hands.