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Good Morning Britain host Piers Morgan slams Cambridge University Students’ Union military ban




Cambridge University Students’ Union has said that having military personnel at freshers’ fair could “detrimentally affect” some students' mental welfare provoking an angry response from Good Morning Britain host Piers Morgan.

Panoramic view of several college buildings in Cambridge, seen from the tower of St John's College. (28413676)
Panoramic view of several college buildings in Cambridge, seen from the tower of St John's College. (28413676)

Students voted to ban any societies from bringing firearms along to the fair, arguing that some people may find them “triggering”.

The motion, proposed by welfare and rights officer Stella Swain, said: “The presence of firearms and military personnel at freshers’ fair is alarming and off-putting for some students, and has the potential to detrimentally affect students’ mental welfare.”

Mr Morgan responded: “They say it may ‘trigger anxiety’ seeing people in the military. How do these people think, they're at university and they have the right to free speech at university - these people in the military fought for their democratic freedom.

“It makes me so angry.”

Colonel Richard Kemp, the former commander of the British Forces in Afghanistan, told The Telegraph the motion was “pathetic, to say the very least”.

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