Edward Snowden named Glasgow Uni Rector
University of Glasgow students have voted to name NSA whistleblower and world famous supergrass Edward Snowden as their new Rector
Taking over from former Lib Dem leader Charles Kennedy, world famous blabbermouth Edward Snowden has been voted into a top job at one of the UK’s oldest universities by a poll of students.
The Rector is elected once every three years, and is one of the uni’s most senior posts.
The tipster fought off competition from author Alan Bissett, former cycling champion Graeme Obree, and the Very Rev Kelvin Holdsworth.
The campaign has divided the student population, with many arguing that former Rectors Winnie Mandela, Albert Lutuli and Mordechai Vanunu were also unable to actively carry out their duties in person, while the anti-Snowden lobby took to tearing down and destroying Snowden4Rector posters, and argued that Ross Kemp was removed from the post for not being available for events.
Mr Snowden, currently residing in Russia on temporary asylum, faces a very long commute to the Scottish city for the job which largely consists of representing Glasgow’s students.
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