A capacity audience packed into the McClure Music School to hear Lower Sixth Formers Nathaniel Barling and Andrew Moore present a vigorous defence of Gordon Brown’s premiership. Taking a broad overview of the world’s economic situation Nathaniel Barling was a confident and assured presenter. Barling was perfectly teamed with the urbane and witty Andrew Moore who focused on Brown’s performance during the darkest days of the world’s banking crisis. The questions from the floor were plentiful and none were more challenging than those from 5th former Hamish Nash who amazed sixth form economists with the depth of his knowledge. 75% of the audience felt that the Barling/Moore duo had modified their view of Gordon Brown. The next Hot Topics presentation will ask the controversial question “Are public libraries a thing of the past?”.