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Inter-Social Debating

Inter-Social Debating

On Tuesday February 23rd, 50 buzzing supporters crammed into the New Pavilion to watch a debate on ‘The UK should stay in the EU’ with E Social going up against H Social. 

With E proposing the motion, it was Mr Ollie House, the captain of the team, starting us off with a very detailed and enthusiastic speech, which H’s Harry Bligh described as an ‘essay’. Mr House spoke mainly about how trade in the European market was key and that we needed to stay in; when faced with a question about limited trade in China he used the famous phrase ‘Made in China’ while pointing at items in his possession.

Harry Bligh kicked off the rebuttal and soon gained focus and composure to give some great points on why pooled sovereignty is wrong. Phoenix Leonard-Shaw of E then managed to gain confidence for E Social. The momentum then switched sides when 6.2 Adam Hargreaves of H Social offered many great points about why we need to be away from Europe and more on the international stage. He showed incredible composure and charisma and spoke as if he was giving a lecture.

We then went to the Floor, where members of both E and H Socials argued and supported their Social: with a great contribution from Archie Clifton-Brown (A) who evaluated both sides of the argument to put more pressure on the two summarisers.

Harry Campion was summing up for H Social, speaking to the crowd as if it was a normal conversation. George Gent of E then excited Dr Cunningham with a new word (‘Brexiters’) and although he made an excellent speech, it wasn’t enough to sway AC towards E Social. So H had the win with Ollie House taking the prize of Best Speaker. Adam Hargreaves made a massive contribution for H who advance to the next round. Thank you to Dr Cunningham for adjudicating the event.

Report by Charles Henry, E Social 6.1

 

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