Shayler question

27th April 2007 at 01:00
The former MI5 agent David Shayler was a controversial guest at our recent Question Time event (TES, March 30), but to imply that his anti-Zionist remarks were supported by most students is false. While his rhetoric was applauded, it was also booed. Let us not forget this was a political debate, with students encouraged to make up their own minds on matters.

The panel also consisted of two parliamentarians, a journalist and a student and, as in any real edition of Question Time, they and members of the audience challenged and debated the views of all the panellists.

I am proud of the students who organised and attended this debate, which showed that our students are willing to involve themselves in politics.

Anna Douglas Deputy Director, City and Islington Sixth Form College, London

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