The 'Ordinary' Britons Who Were Chosen to Quiz Barack

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The 'Ordinary' Britons Who Were Chosen to Quiz Barack


THE BELFAST WOMEN'S CAMPAIGNER: Cliona McCarney, 21, asked Mr Obama how his successor might help the peace process in Northern Ireland.

The politics and history student at Queen's University in Belfast, said: 'It probably wasn't my most polished of questions, but I thought it was really important to highlight the role of US relations with Northern Ireland.'

Speaking to the BBC after the meeting in London, she added: 'I thought his whole speech was very inspiring. Now I'm just wondering whether the whole thing was really real.' Miss McCarney is helping to set up a professional network for women under 30 to 'tackle the gender inequalities that exist in public and professional life'.

She is a former chairman of the Social Democratic and Labour Party's youth organisation.

THE 'NON-BINARY' MUSLIM: Maria Munir came out as a 'non-binary' person - identifying as either male or female - at the event.

The politics and international relations student at York University had planned to ask a question about foreign policy, but had a changed of mind on the way

The 20-year-old Muslim, who also campaigns on equality, said: 'Now I'm about to do something terrifying, which is I'm coming out to you as a non-binary person... which inevitably has cultural implications.' Afterwards, the student said: 'I'd never talked to my parents about it before because I didn't want to make their lives difficult.

'I was actually quite disappointed by Obama's response. He told me to stick with it, but I think he should have taken the opportunity to stand in solidarity and say nonbinary people are being overlooked.'

THE IRAQI-BORN LABOUR COUNCILLOR: Ali Hashem's family fled Saddam Hussein's Iraq when he was a child and claimed political asylum in the UK. He is now a Labour councillor in west London.

The 27-year-old accountant is also trustee treasurer of Muslim Youth Helpline. …

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