Trinity was among a string of colleges to back a motion that did not even recommend a minute’s silence.
The “politically correct” proposals were put forward by Cambridge University Students’ Union.
In an initial poll, 30 of 31 representatives voted to remove the mention of poppies and “British war veterans”. The motion was debated and eventually defeated.
But Trinity was blasted for “disrespecting” their heritage. One student said: “Next they’ll be burning poppies.”
Cambridge’s Tory Association said: “This is a students’ union that literally wants to erase our memory and gratitude to war heroes who sacrificed so much for so many.”
But a union rep insisted it will be laying wreaths on November 11, adding: “Discussions were not about erasing the past, but rather broadening the focus of our remembrance to include those who suffered wherever they were. We are a global university with students drawn from more than 120 countries.”
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