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Landslide vote for human rights lawyer

Glasgow University students send message of unity against hatred and bigotry

24 March 2017

One of Scotland’s leading human rights campaigners and criminal defence solicitors has seen off darling of the ‘Alt-Right’ Milo Yiannopoulos to be elected the new rector of Glasgow University.

Aamer Anwar received 4,458 votes for the honorary student body role. Also in the running for rector was High Court judge Lady Hazel Cosgrove who came second with 1,409 votes. The Liberal Democrat’s Sir Vince Cable came third with 535 votes.

But it was the vote share of Yiannopoulos, the former Breibart senior editor, who everyone was looking out for. The professional provocateur received an embarrassing 533 votes after pledging to make students encounter as much ‘upsetting, offensive, and bubble-bursting material as possible’.

Yiannopoulos resigned from Breitbart in February after video emerged ...

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