Last Wednesday, BUCF was invited to The Independent Debate- Is our Democracy under threat? It was hosted by the Independent’s Editor-in-Chief Simon Kelner, with speakers Clare Short MP, Patrick Burns, Roger Alton, Steve Richards and Johann Hari. A few of us were struck by the extent to which Clare Short echoed our thoughts and feelings about the current political climate during the debate. After coming across her interview with the Birmingham Mail where she expresses her views of our bewildered Prime Minister, we learn more about why, at least on Brown, we’re on the same page.
In the interview, Clare Short refers to Gordon Brown as a “control freak” who had “lost his way”.
However, the parallels do not end there. Clare Short criticises Labour Education policy as it only trains the younger generation to “jump through hoops”.