Symposium: is Inheritance tax good or bad?
On Wednesday 27th April, in The Oval, some of the greatest
minds in Radley College congregated in the Politics Department to discuss the
important issue of inheritance tax. Dr McMahon, Head of Politics, hosted the
evening, making sure we were having civilised discussions, as many people felt strongly
about their views. Archie Clifton-Brown had strong arguments against
inheritance tax; but Max Rumsey (pictured below) stood his ground, always having an
answer to Clifton- Brown.
We were lucky enough to have the wisdom of Mr Campbell and Mr Molyneux
with us. Mr Molyneux argued against inheritance tax, whilst Mr Campbell argued
for. All points put forward by both teachers were thought-provoking.
Finally, Dr McMahon tried to help people understand that inheritance tax
is good, in his opinion, by putting forward a confusing Usain Bolt analogy.
This analogy sparked more discussion, until the evening concluded at 10pm. The
symposium had been a success as it was meant to end at 9:30, but every member
stayed until 10 to make sure their views were heard. Towards the end, Dr
McMahon mentioned there would be another symposium later in the term, which I
certainly look forward to and I’m sure many others do too, as there was so much
more to discuss.
Report and Pictures by Tom Whitbread,
A Social 6.1