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QE students quiz top politician over Brexit

Date Posted: 08/12/2016 | Posted In: Latest news

A level Politics students from QE attended a special event hosted by Darlington Labour Party featuring Sir Keir Starmer QC, the Shadow Secretary of State for Britain’s Exit from the EU.

Speaking to a packed audience as part of a whistle-stop tour of the region, the leading Labour politician took questions for an hour, many of which came from QE students who found the event riveting and enlightening.

Questions on a broad range of issues from a second referendum, Scotland, the issue of right populism in politics and the local consequences of Brexit were all asked and discussed. Sir Starmer’s answers to the questions discussed provided an informative perspective of many issues in modern British society and politics, particularly issues pertaining to Brexit.

First year Politics student Isobel Joyce comments “ Sir Keir Starmer’s visit was not only a thoroughly interesting and informative experience, but also a great opportunity for QE’s students to actively participate in and engage with real politics outside the classroom.”