• Students meet Mr Ridout’s old schoolmate, Lord German, now a Liberal Democrat peer in the House of Lords.
  • Lindsay Hoyle MP receives a personalised Gibraltar national football team shirt.
  • Rosie Isola and Florence Wells outside 10 Downing Street.
  • At the Supreme Court .
Academic | Posted 19.06.2016

Poetry Politics trip to Westminster

On Wednesday 15th June, Poetry Politics students enjoyed a memorable trip to Westminster. During the day the students had the opportunity to attend Prime Minister’s Questions in the House of Commons chamber. This was followed by lunch on the terrace at Parliament, hosted by MPs Sir Bill Cash OS, Sir Edward Leigh and the Deputy Speaker of the House of Commons, Lindsay Hoyle.

After lunch, Luke Stagnetto presented Mr Hoyle with a personalised Gibraltar national football team shirt. Mr. Hoyle has close links with Gibraltar as he is President of the All-Party Gibraltar Group in Parliament. Sir Bill Cash was presented with his old desk name plate, which Mr. Ridout (somehow!) managed to locate in the depths of the College cellars.

Unfortunately, the usual tranquil and exclusive setting of the palace’s terrace was somewhat interrupted by the arrival of a flotilla of boats from rival camps in the EU referendum! Following this, the students were given a tour of the BBC’s Millbank studios to see the Parliament news team in action. The day was rounded off with a visit to the Supreme Court and the opportunity for a few photos outside 10 Downing Street.