A Cambridge University student was caught burning a £20 note in front of a homeless man, in what is thought to be a sickening initiation ritual.
The notorious Bullingdon club’s initiations involve burning a £50 note in front of a homeless person amongst other unspeakable actions. The current honorary president is prominent historian Andrew Roberts.
An onlooker saw Ronald Coyne in the early hours of February 2nd and filmed as the drunken student struggled to light the note. The student says “some homeless shelter”, before the video pans towards the homeless person before cutting to black.
The student in question is also said to be related to Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, who is already in the spotlight after one of her MSP said that IRA members could be considered as freedom fighters. The group the student belongs to the Cambridge University Conservative Association had to previously defend themselves against multiple allegations of sexism after varsity revealed that the women’s officer felt she had “faced open ridicule.”
Former Prime Minster David Cameron was a member of the Cambridge University Conservative Club as well as the Bullingdon Club and was famously ridiculed for the ‘Pig-gate’ scandal.
A spokesman for the group said that the student’s actions of communication’s officer, was “abhorrent and repugnant.” “The CUCA committee became aware of serious allegations against a Ronald Coyne late last week concerning his private behaviour, his resignation has been immediately demanded. we have permanently revoked his membership and barred him from all future events.”
A Cambridge University spokesman said the University did not comment on individual cases but added: “We expect our students to treat others with respect and consideration at all times, and the University takes allegations of unacceptable behaviour very seriously.”
The student’s mother, Sandra McLaughlin, 46 from West Lothian, said she could not understand her son’s behaviour.
“I don’t recognise that behaviour in my son.” “I don’t really know why he’s done something so thoughtless and cruel.”
“It’s completely out of character. He did two years of volunteering at Stockbridge shelter homeless shop in Edinburgh when he was still at school.”