Students to vote on banning The Sun

A referendum will be held on whether to ban The Sun following a heated debate at yesterday’s AGM.


Students will be able to vote on whether the Lincoln University should ban The Sun following yesterday’s AGM.

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‘No More Page 3’ campaign

The decision follows an intense debate at last night’s event, which saw 164 students vote yes to opening the motion up to referendum.

A university wide referendum will ask the question “should the University of Lincoln remove newspapers with ‘Page 3’ type content from sale in all of its outlets until such a time as ‘Page 3’ is removed from the publications?”

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Last night’s packed AGM

And the debate was heated. Some students argued that “choosing not to stock Page 3 on campus doesn’t amount to censorship but an expression of consumer choice” and “although the issue of sexualisation runs far and deep across both genders, a start does need to be made somewhere to stop it wholly”.

Students have also taken to Twitter to air their arguments:

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