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Symposium: 'Inheritance Tax?'

Symposium: 'Inheritance Tax?'

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

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