|UCU President Linda Newman does the Hokey-Kokey|
Added by David Hirsh on April 18, 2008 09:02:48 AM.Linda Newman stood for President of UCU saying:
(1) she opposed the boycott proposal in AUTIn March she seconded and voted for a motion which
(1) legitimized a boycott by claiming that the Israeli academy is "apparently" complicit in the killing of civilians and in creating a humanitarian catastraphe in Gaza. Such rhetoric puts our academic colleagues in danger of being murdered as legitimate military targets. It is profoundly irresponsible.Today, in the Jewish Chronicle, an unnamed spokesperson for the union (can't Newman speak for herself?) claims that the President has "made it quite clear on a number of occasions that [she is] against an academic boycott."
Newman stood for election as an anti-boycotter. She then seconded a boycott motion at the NEC. She is now posing again as an anti-boycotter.
After putting her left foot in and then taking her left foot out, Newman has also been shaking it all about.