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THB due to Recent Terror Attacks, Police Officers Should Carry Firearms

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Saffron Walden Town Hall

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Motion: This House Believes due to Recent Terror Attacks, Police Officers Should Carry Firearms

On 25th July 2017, the Richard Austen Butler Debating Society invites you to debate the precedent set by Sir Robert Peel two hundred years ago.

The horrific bloodshed perpetrated on British soil in recent weeks, which saw the Armed Forces deployed in a domestic operation, has reignited questions over national security and the role of the Police.

Are British bobbies still the public in uniform? Must they now be armed in order to safeguard the public?

Following the Society's 'open debate' format, the Proposition and Opposition will have a single lead speaker, with members and guests able to participate by adding their voices to the argument at hand.

Starting 19:30pm at the Court Room, Saffron Walden Town Hall, a vote will be called to gauge preliminary opinion on the motion before the Society. The lead speakers will then have 5 minutes each to present their opening statements before offering retorts. Following this, the Chair will call upon audience members to engage by delivering their thoughts, with the lead speakers able to make challenges. The lead speakers will have 2.5 minutes each to summarise their closing arguments to draw the debate to a close. A deciding vote will be called so as to decide the motion.

If you have registered your attendance at this debate and wish to declare your interest in speaking, please e-mail rabdebating@outlook.com to be considered. Priority will be given to Society members. Please e-mail us to find out more about becoming a member.

If you are not a member but wish to attend, a small £1.00 charge will be levied in order to meet the Society's venue hire costs so that we can keep providing a forum for debating and public speaking.

Chair

  • Mr. Alex Fuller, Rab Butler Society - Executive Committee Member

Proposition

  1. Mrs. Charlotte Salomon, Rab Butler Society - Member

Opposition

  1. Cllr. John Moran, former Chief Inspector - Metropolitan Police

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Saffron Walden Town Hall

Market Street

Saffron Walden

CB10 1HZ

United Kingdom

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