Ruislip Residents' Association

Boris Johnson Talks Politics With Uxbridge College Students

Boris Johnson speaks to the studentsBoris Johnson met Uxbridge College Students to discuss subjects including Brexit, plans for a third runway at Heathrow, the huge potential for Global Britain and our strong presence on the world stage. These and numerous other matters were covered during a lively visit by the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs and MP for Uxbridge and South Ruislip, who gave a talk and answered questions from the AS and A2 Politics and History students.

During the Question and Answer session questions covered subjects including how much time Mr. Johnson spent in his constituency, whether he still opposed a third runway at Heathrow and if he supported the controversial rail link HS2 which will run through Hillingdon borough. Student views on a state visit by President Trump were answered with his point about the importance of the United Kingdom's good relations with the United States, one of our closest allies.

Politics student, Marcus Davenport, said: It was a great experience to have Boris Johnson here and he gave some really interesting answers to our questions. I am also glad that he restated his opposition to the Third Runway at Heathrow as this is such an important local issue.

Amanda Washbrook, Head of the Academy, the department at Uxbridge College which teaches A Levels, GCSEs and Vocational Science, said: It was very generous of Boris Johnson to give up his time to speak to our students today. It's a big deal if you're an A Level Politics or History student to have a visit from the Foreign Secretary, and it's great for them to hear from someone with such a long-standing political experience, including as Mayor of London.

Published in Further and Higher Education on 29 March 2017.
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