MP for Hornsey and Wood Green
Go to Oxford on Thursday evening to address Oxford University Liberal Democrats. Confess to them that this is my old stomping ground (Ox Poly!) and where I took my first political steps – both campaigning to save art and stop the poly becoming a University (we won – but as Oxford Brookes now clearly exists – only temporarily) and also marched against ‘Maggie Thatcher – Union Snatcher’ when Maggie was Education Minister trying to take away student unions. I even threw flour-bags at her effigy – street cred or what? Another campaign, which, although it worked in the short-run – Student Unions were saved – ultimately failed to dent her passage to Prime Ministerial greatness. Oh well.
I used the bulk of my speech to meander through the ills of modern society and more pointedly – the ills of the Labour Government and its mantra of over-controlled micro-management of public services, onslaught on civil liberties and put forward my strategy for winning seats at the next general election. Had a really enjoyable discussion afterwards – and it all seemed to go well – and then back to London by around 1am.