David aims to tackle political Goliath - The Evesham Observer

David aims to tackle political Goliath

Evesham Editorial 18th Mar, 2016 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016   0

A FORMER Olympic canoe coach from Fladbury has challenged the Mayor of London Boris Johnson to a ‘home and away’ debate on the EU.

David Train recently wrote a letter to the MP for Uxbridge and South Ruislip asking him to take up his offer on a debate at the Oxford Union and then on Fladbury Village Green, on the UK’s future with the EU.

Mr Train also sent a letter to the President of the Oxford Union, Robert Harris, urging for the event to take place.

Mr Harris replied, agreeing a debate on the ‘crucially important’ topic should take place, but ‘fears’ Mr Johnson would be unwilling to participate given he has said he won’t debate against his party colleagues on TV – which the event would inevitably attract.

In the letter to Mr Johnson, Mr Train said: “You are, without doubt, the tallest poppy in the EU debate and it would be brilliant to give others, not least the young members of the Oxford Union, the opportunity to see their skills growing to a greater height than yours.

“I’m passionate about staying in the EU and challenge you to come to the Vale of Evesham.

“This may have started as a David and Goliath battle between David Cameron and yourself, but you made a mistake – you had the wrong David,” he added.


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