The Teen Who Brought A Party To Its Feet
A teenager has surprised delegates at the Labour Party Conference, receiving a standing ovation after hitting out at the Government’s spending cuts. Rory Weal made an impassioned speech, tearing into welfare cuts and the abolition of the education maintenance allowance.
Party leader Ed Miliband jumped to his feet when the 16-year-old had finished speaking to shake his hand and delegates flocked round him afterwards to offer their congratulations.
‘Two-and-a-half years ago, the home I had lived in since birth was repossessed… I owe my entire well-being and that of my family to the welfare state. That is why I joined the Labour Party,’ Rory said. ‘That very same welfare state is being ruthlessly ripped apart by a vicious, right-wing government.’
Whatever your politics, you must admit it’s good to find impassioned rhetoric in the gift of the young again.