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Exeter University students vote overwhelmingly for no confidence in the government

Monday, 05 February 2018 0 Comments by Claire

Exeter University students attending a debate on Friday (2 Feb) voted overwhelmingly that they had no confidence in the government.

I was arguing the case for, with law student, Kyle Spencer, a member of the Conservative Party, who has become disillusioned with the government over Brexit and Theresa May’s leadership.

Arguing that people SHOULD have confidence in the government were former Exeter Conservative candidate in last year’s general election, barrister, James Taghdissian with his debating partner, Matthew Broughton, also a member of the Conservative Party. Matthew reminded me more than a little of a young Jacob Rees Mogg….

There was a considerable amount of eloquent posturing between the two students, but fortunately, no reports of any scuffles in the bar afterwards .... !

My second political debate at the university, it was great fun, I really enjoyed it ... and it was even better that we won so decisively (not that I am in the least bit competitive of course).

Pic:  Putting my case at the start of the debate.


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