January 2020 – election implications

On Monday, 6th January, the Sylvans debated the motion: This house believes that the new Conservative government will provide the decisive leadership required to steer the UK in the coming years. It was proposed by Ross Hunter and opposed by Ewan McGaughey. The proposer built an argument around the need to protect the economy from […]

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October 2019 – Hong Kong protests

On Monday, 7th October, the Sylvans debated the motion: This House believes that the UK government should give full support to the Hong Kong protesters. It was proposed by Thomas Warner and opposed by Mike Douse. The proposer outlined the situation in Hong Kong and made specific reference to the 1997 agreement between the UK and […]

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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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