Posts tagged ‘walkout’

March 6, 2013

Student Debate Walkout

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Have you heard the story of the Cambridge and Edinburgh university undergrads that went to Glasgow university for a debating competition? One of the women, at the adorable age of 20, is apparently a world leader as a debating genius. Hurrah!

Well, first of all they were told before they were up “not to be too funny” … Eh? It gets worse, however, as they were faced with awful heckling.

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February 24, 2013

I Don’t Debate With Israelis

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British MP George Galloway must only be second to Madonna as the best self-publicist.

Last week, George (a former Big Brother contestant) stormed out of a debate at Oxford University after a student stood up to ask him a question.  The purpose of the debate was to open a dialogue regarding Israel and Palestine.  George used his speech to condemn Israel but then went on to say he didn’t recognise the state of Israel.  Isn’t this contradictory?

I think that George planned his reaction in advance

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