UPDATED February 25: Boris Johnson arrives at Brunel campus for private dinner
by ALESSANDRO CARRARA
Prime Minister Boris Johnson visited Brunel University on February 11 to attend a private dinner.
Picture by Soumik Saha
Heavy security was in place as the Uxbridge and South Ruislip MP climbed out of his car to walk past a small crowd of protesters outside the Hamilton building.
Rumours swirled around campus all afternoon about the Prime Minister’s visit. It was believed he was attending a Conservative Association dinner. The MP, who writes a column for this newspaper, arrived at around 7.30pm but did not stop to speak to the waiting crowd. A large number of guests had previously entered the building to attend the gathering. Speaking to protesters on the day, some had specifically travelled to Brunel to protest against the Home Secretary Priti Patel who was also rumoured to be attending the event. However, it has been confirmed by the Home Office that Priti Patel was not in attendance that evening.
As of February 25, there has still been no confirmation by the Conservative Party about the details of the event on February 11. We will update this article when more information comes in.