John Glen, MP

Thursday February 11

Addressing JS Mill Society today was the Conservative MP for Salisbury, John Glen. As Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, Glen shared with us his perspective on the concept of compassionate Conservatism and its role in the modern Conservative Party.

For Glen, politics was not purely about ideology but about helping people too. He spoke about opportunity and sustainable assistance to those who had the odds stacked against them, and addressed the digital, and hence knowledge, divide between the rich and the poor. All in all an interesting talk from a formidable speaker.

(Review by Tristan Pahl, Lower Sixth)

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