November 2019 – the four nations of the UK

On Monday, 4th November, the Sylvans will debate the following motion: This House believes it is vital that the UK continues to consist of all its four nations. We will be meeting at the Ye Olde Cock Tavern, 22 Fleet Street, EC4Y 1AA in the upstairs room and all are welcome to join. Please arrive […]

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October 2019 – Hong Kong protests

On Monday, 7th October, the Sylvans will debate the following motion: This House believes that the UK government should give full support to the Hong Kong protesters. We will be meeting at the Ye Olde Cock Tavern, 22 Fleet Street, EC4Y 1AA in the upstairs room and all are welcome to join. Please arrive at 6:45 […]

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September 2019 – police and prisons

On Monday, 3rd September, the Sylvans debated the motion: This House believes that Boris Johnson’s plans for police and prisons are the best solution to the rise in serious crime.  It was proposed by Ina Negoita and opposed by Bill Moss. The proposer opened with a very clear overview of the recently proposed changes to […]

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August 2019 – Western liberalism

On Monday, 5th August, the Sylvans debated the motion: This House believes that Western liberalism is now obsolete. It was proposed by Rodrigo Aguilera and opposed by Tony Koutsoumbos. The proposer opened with a history of liberalism, and affirmed that the principles of liberalism were nearly universally supported. However he highlighted in stark terms the a […]

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July 2019 – Scottish independence

On Monday, 1st July, the Sylvans debated the motion: This House believes that Scotland should be allowed to conduct a second independence referendum. It was proposed by Paul Carroll and opposed by Peter Hulme-Cross.   The proposer opened with a historical perspective on the Union, and provided a clear and detailed overview of the legal position […]

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