Sixth form girls were privileged today to hear an excellent panel debating current issues. The panel, most ably chaired by broadcaster and journalist Sally Jones, consisted of :
Gisela Stuart, MP for Birmingham Edgbaston
Nick Hillman, Chief of Staff to David Willetts MP
Deirdre Alden, Councillor for Edgbaston
Bali Rai, author.
John Hemming, MP for Birmingham Yardley.
Questions were prepared in advance by a group of sixth formers and topics ranged from the effectiveness of the UN, the future of Britain in the EU, the morality of tax avoidance, the implications for Britain of Obama’s re-election, to the rights and wrongs of varying university entrance requirements according to the performance of the candidates’ schools.
Don’t forget to look out for panel debates on TV and radio.