Tuesday, 16 March 2010
Our William Hague moment
"I may look eleven, but actually I'm only ten". This was Maelo Manning's opening to her contribution to the debate on the "youth" motion at Birmingham, summed up by Maureen Rigg here. It really was a beautifully-constructed speech. What struck me was the contrast between the young William Hague, a grammar-school boy defending privilege, and an even younger Liberal Democrat, admitting that she attended a private school, calling for fair opportunities for all young people.