Government behaviour debate – July 2022

On Monday, 4th July the Sylvans will debate the following motion: This house believes the government’s behaviour threatens our democracy. Our venue is Ye Olde Cock Tavern in Fleet Street.  Please arrive at 6:45 for a 7pm start, no registration required for in-person attendance – simply turn up. We also offer a hybrid-online option for […]

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Monarchy debate – June 2022

The Sylvan monarchy debate considered the following motion: After Queen Elizabeth’s long reign of service, the monarchy will remain our best form of government. The debate took place on Monday, 6th June. Peter Hulme-Cross proposed the motion and Mike Douse opposed it. The proposition supporting the monarchy The proposer argued that the monarchy brings out […]

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In the refugees debate, Sylvans considered whether we should welcome refugees and asylum seekers irrespective of how they arrive, and agreed.

Refugees debate – May 2022

The Sylvan refugees debate considered the following motion: This house welcomes all refugees and asylum seekers to the UK irrespective of how they arrived. The debate took place on Monday, 9th May.  Adam Smith proposed the motion and Tom Warner opposed it. The proposition supporting welcoming all refugees to the UK The proposer outlined the […]

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In the energy security debate, Sylvans considered whether we should prioritise energy security over net zero carbon emissions, and disagreed.

Energy security debate – April 2022

The Sylvan energy security debate considered the following motion: This house believes the UK should prioritise energy security over net zero carbon emissions. The debate took place on Monday, 4th April.  James Goodwin proposed the motion and Gwyn Redgers opposed it. The proposition supporting prioritising energy security over Net Zero The proposer put forth two […]

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In the Russian aggression debate, we considered whether the UK should do everything realistically in its power to counter Russia, and agreed.

Russian aggression debate – March 2022

The Sylvan Russian aggression debate considered the following motion: The UK should do everything realistically in its power to counter Russian aggression. The debate took place on Monday, 7th March.  Peter Hulme-Cross proposed the motion and Ross Hunter opposed it. The proposition supporting doing everything realistically in the UK’s power to support Ukraine The proposer […]

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