Students at Boris Johnson's former Oxford college launch petition to have him banned from campus

Students at Boris Johnson’s former Oxford college have launched a petition which calls for that he is barred from campus.

The Balliol College college students behind the petition additionally referred to as for a ban on the show of any portraits of the Prime Minister on the location.

Mr Johnson, who studied Classics at the college, ought to be stripped of his alumnus privileges “immediately,” the petition states.

The petition calls on the college to publicly condemn the Tory chief for suspending Parliament and cease him from attending any of its occasions.

Boris Johnson’s choice to prorogue Parlaiment for practically 5 weeks has been condemned (file picture) (AP)

Harriet Lester, a Phd pupil, started the petition with fellow pupil Andrew MacGowans, after assembly at a protest rally within the metropolis.

They mentioned the college is not an “old boys’ club”.

Referring to the controversy over Mr Johnson’s transfer to prorogue Parliament for nearly 5 weeks forward of the Brexit date of October 31, Ms Lester mentioned “everyone” at the college was appalled by the latest “political coup”.

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Asked if lecturers and different pupils have been supportive of her petition, she mentioned “everybody has been on board they usually agree one thing has to be finished.

“There’s been little resistance.

“But we have told the college, you’re siding with the oppressor by not saying anything.”

The petition was not about being for or in opposition to Brexit, however aimed to make folks realise “things are changing; it’s no longer an old boys’ club (at Oxford), but a place which welcomes everyone,” she mentioned.

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Ms Lester burdened that the protest which sparked the petition was attended by pro- and anti-Brexiters and folks from throughout the political spectrum “including Conservative speakers”.

“This petition is a way to bring dialogue,” she added.

The petition, which had obtained simply over 160 signatures on by Thursday evening, states: “Balliol College’s pupil physique has constantly demonstrated its dedication to democratic values.

“We name upon its members to signal this petition so as to to put strain on college administration to take definitive motion on this matter.”

The Prime Minister studied classics at Balliol College within the 1980s and was additionally a member of the controversial Bullingdon eating membership at the time.

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