Hague grilled by primary pupils over Ukrainian crisis

The Northern Echo: FLOOR DEBATE: Foreign Secretary William Hague talks to Matthew Partridge, William Greer, Hollie Wilkinson and Emily Bowler-Jones at Eppleby Forcett CE Primary School FLOOR DEBATE: Foreign Secretary William Hague talks to Matthew Partridge, William Greer, Hollie Wilkinson and Emily Bowler-Jones at Eppleby Forcett CE Primary School

CHILDREN at a small village primary school pressed the Foreign Secretary for his views on the turmoil in Ukraine.

Richmond MP William Hague answered a range of topical questions during a visit to Eppleby Forcett Primary School, near Richmond, which was recently rated as good, with outstanding safeguarding practices by Ofsted.

Headteacher Maxine Price said the 25 pupils at the school had expressed concerns about whether there could be a war, and Mr Hague, who has described the Ukrainian situation as “Europe’s biggest crisis in the 21st century”, answered all the children’s questions frankly.

Mr Hague helped the infants class design a go-cart and watched presentations by the junior class about their favourite books.

She said: “'We are very proud of our wonderful small school and this afternoon proved what articulate and caring children we have.

“Mr Hague seemed delighted by the whole atmosphere and was particularly impressed with the children's singing.”

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4:17pm Sat 8 Mar 14

mixxer says...

The idiot would never allow himself to be 'grilled' by adults though. Knowing full well the majority would tell him to shut up and stop getting involved in America's geopolitical adventures. Does he seriously believe anyone listens to him?
The idiot would never allow himself to be 'grilled' by adults though. Knowing full well the majority would tell him to shut up and stop getting involved in America's geopolitical adventures. Does he seriously believe anyone listens to him? mixxer
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6:10pm Sat 8 Mar 14

David Lacey says...

What a silly thing to say.
What a silly thing to say. David Lacey
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