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Prime Minister Rishi Sunak visits Enfield college

The PM gave a speech about education at The College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London

Rishi Sunak (second from left) and Jeremy Hunt (left) pose for a selfie with Enfield students
Rishi Sunak (second left) and Jeremy Hunt (left) pose for a selfie with Enfield students (credit @RishiSunak)

Prime Minister Rishi Sunak visited a college in Enfield today (Monday 20th) to give a speech about education.

Sunak took a trip to The College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London (Conel) in Hertford Road, Enfield Highway, and was pictured holding a spirit level on a workshop table as Chancellor of the Exchequer Jeremy Hunt did something with a screwdriver.

The PM later posed for a selfie with the students he had met.

Had it been invited to the event, the Dispatch would have asked Sunak why the government has still not fulfilled its 2019 promise to end Section 21 ‘no fault’ evictions, why the government has not raised the Local Housing Allowance to match the rise in private sector rents since 2020, and whether the government will step in to assist local authorities rehouse homeless families stuck in hotels beyond the six-week legal limit.

The above questions were instead put to a Downing Street spokesperson this afternoon, who declined to comment. The spokesperson was also asked via phone and email to supply a copy of the prime minister’s speech at Conel and to provide more details of the visit, but has yet to do so.

However, the PM tweeted: “To grow the economy, we’re taking five long-term decisions: reducing debt; cutting tax and rewarding work; building domestic, sustainable energy; backing British business; delivering a world-class education. This is how we’ll build a brighter future for our children.”

Rishi Sunak (right) holds a spirit level as Jeremy Hunt (centre) does something with a screwdriver
Rishi Sunak (right) holds a spirit level as Jeremy Hunt (centre) does something with a screwdriver

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