This is the editorial today in the Liverpool Daily Post, applauding the sentences imposed by the Disciplinary Board:
The sentences on ten of the sit-in students at Liverpool University – one expelled, 7 suspended for two years, and 2 for one year – are none too harsh.
The students’ action in occupying the Senate House caused considerable disruption to the administration of the university, to the detriment of many other students not involved and even to university staff.
However passionately principles may be held, these sort of tactics must be stopped. They are simply an attempt to dictate how the university should be run.
The whole episode was a sad and sorry one. The university authorities handled it with coolness and confidence and it is only to be regretted that they were unable to agree to a public hearing.