Last Thursday a group of ten avid politics students were lucky enough to have the opportunity to take part in an episode of “Chopper’s Brexit Podcast” hosted in the Parliamentary Education Centre in Westminster, thanks to the organisation of Mr Hope and Mr Waters. During the morning we listened to interviews with various politicians including Liz Truss (MP), Bim Afolami (MP for Harpenden and Hitchin), Camilla Tominey ( the Telegraph’s associate editor) and Anne Longfield (the Children’s Commissioner). As the only visitors there, we were also given the opportunity to ask questions of our own on topics such as: freedom of movement, voting rights for 16-year olds, the relevance of A-level maths for all students, and the future of democracy in Britain.
After the podcast, we were fortunate enough to tour Parliament, and rather excitingly for us politics students, watch debates in both chambers. Thanks to Mr Hope, we got to tour the press gallery and press offices of Burma Road, which are not normally accessible to the public. Ultimately, we all learned a huge amount about the history and tradition in the heart of British politics and we certainly left politically enthused. On the behalf of all the students who went on the trip, we would like to say a huge thank you to Mrs Sabato, Mr Waters and Mr Hope for organising and allowing us to participate in this exciting opportunity!