Patriotism Debate

  • Event Start: 18th May 2017, 8:30pm
  • Event Type:

This House Believes Patriotism Divides Us More Than It Unites Us

Speakers in Proposition:

  • Stephen Hale OBE  -  Formerly a director of Oxfam International, Hale currently serves as Chief Executive of Refugee Action, a charity supporting refugee rights
  • Major Gen Jonathan Shaw CBE  -  During a 32 year career in the army, he served as Director Special Forces (2003-06) having had experience overseeing operations in the Falklands, Iraq and Afghanistan

Speakers in Opposition:

  • Baroness Tina Stowell  - A Conservative peer, Baroness Stowell served as Leader of the House of Lords between 2014 and 2016 topping off a 25 year career in government and media
  • Tim Newark  -  Author, historian and political commentator;  in 2014 his book Protest Vote was published to critical acclaim, anticipating the spectacular rise of populism over the last year

Prior to this debate, the Emergency Debate will be held at 7.45pm on the Motion : This House Believes Patriotism Divides Us More Than It Unites Us

 

With many thanks to the following who have generously donated floor prizes for the Main Debate:

 

Vic Arms

 

 

iScream

 

 

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