In the political centre ground debate, the Sylvans considered whether Labour occupy the political centre ground, and agreed.

Political centre ground debate – March 2024

The Sylvan political centre ground debate considered the following motion: This house believes Labour occupy the political centre ground. The debate took place on Monday 4th March.  Mike Douse proposed the motion and Peter Hulme Cross opposed it. The proposition arguing that Labour occupy the political centre ground The proposer opened by referencing his time […]

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In the National Service debate, the Sylvans considered whether the UK should reinstate National Service, and disagreed.

National Service debate – Febuary 2024

The Sylvan National Service debate considered the following motion: This house would reinstate National Service. The debate took place on Monday 5th February.  David Kerry proposed the motion and Michael Carton opposed it. The proposition arguing that we should reinstate National Service The proposer began with context on the state of the armed forces.  Their […]

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Sylvan social

We have a special social night on Thursday, 1st February and everyone is invited, including guests and first-time attendees.  No pre-registration is required, simply turn up on the night. We’ll be at Ye Old Cocke Tavern in a joint event with the Cogers. The broad agenda is: Light / humorous oratory (no debate!) – one […]

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In the Ukraine fatigue debate, the Sylvans considered whether the West should pursue a stalemate in Ukraine while Putin rules, and disagreed.

Ukraine fatigue debate – January 2024

The Sylvan Ukraine fatigue debate considered the following motion: The West should pursue a stalemate in Ukraine while Putin rules. The debate took place on Monday 8th January.  Stan Billington proposed the motion and Tom Warner opposed it. The proposition arguing that we should pursue a stalemate in Ukraine The proposer pointed out that the […]

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In the foreign workers debate, the Sylvans considered whether the UK economy is overly dependent on foreign workers, and agreed.

Foreign workers debate – December 2023

The Sylvan foreign workers debate considered the following motion: The UK economy is overly dependent on foreign workers. The debate took place on Monday 4th December.  John Akers proposed the motion and Ross Hunter opposed it. The proposition arguing that the UK economy is overly dependent The proposer argued that the nature of the UK […]

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