Simon Hughes MP, Deputy Leader of the Liberal Democrats and Coalition Advocate for Access to Higher Education, visited the Centre for Journalism on Friday 20 May. Mr Hughes arrived late but stayed long enough to promote his views on the future of higher education. Journalism students took detailed notes and recorded his comments on film. We all learned how good senior politicians are at sticking to safe territory, and that journalists must prepare well and question boldly to move them from it. Be polite, but never defer. They are, after all, elected as our servants not our masters. Debate around these topics features in the previous thread.