BULS Inside returns for another segment of campuswatch this month, we can report with confidence that conservative future have been de-recognised by the Guild of Students.
The future of BUCF has been shakey in the past month but many colleagues had hoped that the group would remain on its feet. Unfortunately though, all its assets have now been frozen, which will cast doubt on whether the group can continue in its current form.
The Tory chair (38) has apparently gone into hiding but BULS Inside were able to get in contact with a senior member of the groups, 30 strong legal team. He said “I understand everyones concerns, who else on campus is going to represent the voice of change back to conservatism? Don’t be too worried, all our money is in off-shore accounts with Ashcroft Ltd.”
BUCF have been derecognised for not having enough members to form a society, which makes sense, currently you need 20. Also they’ve not done risk assessments, nor have they democratically elected a committee. Tom Guise, BULS chair cast his explanations on these problems.
“No one likes BUCF, so I’m not surprised at their lack of members, in the past they’ve said the forms are too long. After our AGM we had to sit down with someone from the Guild who explained the need for a form and helped us fill it out, it took a whole half hour. Having not done this form, it looks like they don’t have a committee. Risk assessments take all of 10 minutes so I’m not surprised they haven’t done any. They probably don’t know that they can re-submit the same form for similar events.”
In the past Tom Guise (42) has been an unlikely voice of support for BUCF at Guild Council, so it remains to see if he stands up and defends them again. “Last time it was a thankless task. Being a society isn’t difficult, we’ve all got to play by the same rules. We’ll see what happens this Thursday, but I can’t really be bothered.”