The Sun's front page poll last Monday claiming that one in five British Muslims have sympathy for Jihadis was widely scorned and ridiculed, and rightly so, for its dubious methodology and all round misleadingness.
Instead, we should remember the quality of a Bristol education and remember that the most effective way to safeguard our interests is to get involved with politics at a local level, canvassing and campaigning, balloting and speaking. We can cast our votes carefully, consider the Government's reasons for rising tuition fees, and maybe, we could even ask ourselves if we wouldn't do just the same if we were in David Cameron's shoes.
It is important we act, and act now to reverse the course that threatens the future of hundreds of thousands of young women. I am delighted to be undertaking this vital work.
One thing is clear: radicalisation doesn't happen in a vacuum. The bullies who seek to twist and darken the souls of confused young men (and they are largely young, and men) prey on this, pouring poison into their ears.
We can't be bystanders. We need to be proactive and lead by example to stop this culture from defining what masculinity 'should' be. We mustn't be complacent, because that leads to complicity. I know I don't want to be responsible for creating exclusive spaces that are only for the few, and not for the student movement in its entirety. Do you?
Final year; the permanent neck, eye, and brain-strain from reading too much, deadlines flying out of your ears and unprecedented mini meltdowns. This is all part of the journey! (I keep telling myself anyway). Now, I was pre-warned about how intense final year would be, but I feel like this year has nevertheless hit me like a tonne of bricks! So, how does one cope with the 101 assignments and exams looming?
I want you, the ambitious, smart and curious young leaders of the world to go back home and use my organization's model, to empower every citizen of your country, no matter where they come from, what their social background is, or what their beliefs 's are to heal all our societies.
Some days are okay; I can smile, laugh, work, see people and generally live life. Other days are hard and I have to just be patient with myself. I miss her. I miss her so much. But I can live my life alongside missing her. Most importantly, despite missing her, I can still be kind to myself.
The Times is under no obligation to publish every bigot with an opinion piece, and The Times are not suppressing free speech every time they choose not to push forward a 'controversial' agenda. When students' unions decide not to wear sombreros for a club night, they are not banning anything. They are not infringing on anyone's right to free speech.
So, what's next? I'm currently seeking further legal advise about the next steps and I will be eagerly awaiting the response from Colin "no case" Riordan. I'd like to thank everyone who's supported our cause so far, both locally and globally. Your words and actions have been extremely heartwarming and have helped me stay strong in the face of a tidal wave of malice and scorn. Here's to the future. It's going to be a bumpy ride.
This is a one off exceptional situation. 16-18-year-olds may never have the opportunity again to vote on what this country's relationship with the EU should be. But they will have to live with the consequences of the result longer than any of us, and they are equipped with the knowledge thanks to civic education in school to take that decision.