Thursday, 22 February 2018

Talking to young people

Had a lovely morning earlier this month talking to local primary school kids about politics.

My thanks to the young woman who wrote to me a couple of months ago inviting me to speak at her school.  I was particularly impressed by the questions that were asked, it was like being at a hustings only more scary!

Questions ranged from benefits to climate change to roads and and cars.  How can people get around without cars? Why do people get benefits? Why does no one do anything about pollution and the environment? Why can't 9 year olds vote? As good, if not better, as any questions in a hustings!

It has restored my hope in younger people. They are the future and the world will be in their hands soon.

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