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Published on March 3rd, 2014 | by Flipside

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EUSA Presidential Candidate accused of breaking rules by producing “a populist and vaguely funny” campaign video

The upcoming EUSA elections have caused controversy from day one this year, after students submitted claims that Presidential candidate Dan Scott Lintott’s promotional video violated campaign guidelines, by being “populist and vaguely funny.”

The potentially offending video, which features Scott Lintott splashing shots in his face, and dancing in Old College Quad to Martin Garrix’s party tune ‘Animals’, has been said to give the 3rd year Philosophy student a clear advantage over other candidates, because people might actually enjoy it, and be compelled to listen.

Speaking to Flipside, opposing candidate Kirsty Haigh said: “Yes, I am going for a second term as a sabbatical officer, which is questionable, but in neither of my campaigns have I dared to give myself an unfair advantage in the way that Dan has.”

Haigh, and the other candidates in the election, opted to use the EUSA classic, “look at the camera, and dictate your policies” method, when producing their videos. Many campaign clips have also featured underwhelming graphics, and depressingly cringe-worthy slogans.

When asked if he thought he would win the election, Scott Lintott said: “Probably not, I’ve only been to seven of the last ten student council meetings and I’m not even that keen on banning stuff.”

“I also don’t want to put the ‘U’ back in EUSA, because unlike other candidates, I realise that re-adding the second letter to an association’s acronym will probably do very little to change the scope and focus of the organisation.”

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