Hello. My name is Mr. Rainbow and this aims to be the first of many blogs on my thoughts about student politics and somewhere close to my heart, the University of Birmingham Guild of Students.
Firstly, why am I publishing anonymously? It is so that when you wonder who “Mr. Rainbow” is, the picture created on this so far blank canvas will have been made by my words and thoughts. You can’t infer from the colour of my tie, the style of my hair or the colloquialism of my accent which way I swing politically. For once, when you engage with a blog your thoughts won’t immediately be coloured by knowing who I am, my background and personality. Instead when you debate with me you will have to engage purely with my words.
I chose the name Mr. Rainbow because my outlook can’t be pinned underneath one heading, or one colour. Rather my thoughts range across a spectrum which some find hard to believe one person can occupy.
How do we overcome student apathy at the Guild of Students? Indeed, is there even a problem, or has it always been like this? Is optimism for next years executive founded, or will it inevitably lead to disappointment? On the bigger picture, is there any point of modern student politics? There is no singular truth to any of these questions, but there are opinions and it is these that I truly look forward to finding.