Students threaten split from union over new leader

Students from several universities, including Oxford and Cambridge, are threatening to vote to break away from the National Union of Students following the controversial election of new president, Malia Bouattia, the national union's first black female Muslim leader, reports the BBC.

Bouattia has been accused of making anti-Semitic remarks – including calling the University of Birmingham "something of a Zionist outpost". She has insisted her argument was political rather than one of religion.

Harry Samuels, a National Union of Students’ delegate from the University of Oxford, told BBC Newsnight the appointment of Bouattia was undemocratic as she was not elected under a system of "one member, one vote".
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