Politics is not boring!

Elstree was delighted to hear from Mr Hugh Barnes, Head of Politics at Uppingham School.  His lecture ‘Politics is not boring!’ covered a number of topical issues. But first, he started with what politics actually meant.

He covered controversial references to politics with the expenses scandal, Miners’ protest of the early 1980s and the recent American drone attack in Iran. Then focused on more recent issues such as Brexit, the American right to carry arms, funding in the NHS, higher education and our armed forces.

All pupils were clearly fully-engaged and inspired judging by the variety and breadth of questions they asked. This was particularly impressive, considering it was 8:45am on a Saturday morning.