Sir, Last week’s Cherwell (‘Censure for VP Finance?’, 2 May) suggested would be facing a censure motion for having spoken against OUSU policy at NUS conference. Although I suspect this issue is of little interest to the majority of your readers please allow me to set the record straight – I did not speak against OUSU policy at all. This whole episode is rather unfortunate. Firstly, Cherwell reported an allegation as fact which is simply unprofessional. Secondly, an OUSU Executive Officer has chosen to anonymously attack me in the press. This is cowardly and made worse by the fact that they were telling lies. Thirdly, I have a job to do, was elected by Oxford students to do it and it is a shame that small, disaffected and disingenuous clique seem intent on harrying and obstructing me in fulfilling my duties in my final term. Yours Sincerely, Sean Sullivan Vice-President (Finance) Oxford University Student UnionARCHIVE: 2nd Week TT 2003

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