29 Apr 2019

Chris Patten on voting Conservative in Euro elections: ‘I can certainly think of some candidates I couldn’t conceivably vote for’

Europe Editor and Presenter

Tens of thousands of people took to the streets in Hong Kong this weekend in protest at a new law which would enable suspects to be sent to mainland China for trial. Protesters fear it’s a sign that Beijing is trying to exert more control.

We spoke to Chris Patten, who was the last British governor of Hong Kong. We talked about a range of pressing issues, including Brexit, the Tories and Huawei – but first we asked him what his reaction was to the sheer size of the protests in Hong Kong.