Sunday, 14 February 2010

University debate kicks off campaign

Friday, (shortly before the Red Bull kicked in) I was at the University of Huddersfield Students Union for a Question Time session where also on the panel we had Barry Sheerman MP, Jason McCartney the Conservative Candidate for the Colne Valley and dropping in towards the end James Blanchard from the Liberal Democrats. The NUS National President was there doing a very competent job of articulating the concerns of students over their finances, tuition fees and future prospects. The disappointment was the low turnout (hopefully not indicative of the election itself!)

It was an early indication of what is to come during the election campaign but it would appear that the international financial crisis has little to do with governments according to Barry Sheerman and that we are coming out of recession according to the very late James Blanchard. I beg to differ.

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