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Probing top politicians

Published Wednesday 18th of June 2014 10:42:35 AM

A sixth form student at Wisbech Grammar School has had a chance to quiz top politicians on national television about the future of the Liberal Democrats.

A Level politics student Patrick Reeve (17) appeared on BBC One�s �Question time� programme, which featured a panel including Iain Duncan Smith MP, the work and pensions secretary, Chris Bryant MP, the shadow welfare reform minister, Liberal Democrat MP Tessa Munt, Ian Hislop, editor of �Private eye� and Salma Yaqoob, former leader of the Respect Party, who leads the �Hands off Birmingham Schools� campaign group.

At the event at the King�s Lynn Corn Exchange, which was attended by about 150 people, Patrick asked, �Is the result of the Newark by-election the end of the Liberal Democrats?�

His question failed to trigger any admission from Tessa Munt that the days of her party were numbered, but he was pleased with the panel�s replies overall.

He said: �I was a little nervous, but I had to get on with it really. They gave a decent response and I was quite happy with it.�

Head of history Sam Emerson also appeared on the programme, asking about British values in the light of the Birmingham schools controversy.

Head of politics Mr Tim Chapman said: �The sixth formers got a real buzz from the event and were delighted to meet David Dimbleby afterwards.�

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