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Tony Koutsoumbos

Founder of Debating London

Tony Koutsoumbos is the founder of the Central London Debating Society, a voluntary club for newcomers to debating which hosts fortnightly public debates and runs training workshops for schools and businesses.

Kwibuka 20: Remember Rwanda by Celebrating Its Future

One wonders why the world insists on re-visiting Rwanda's violent past when it has such a promising future. To be sure, we must never forget, which is why last night's touching service was so important. Today though, when I think of Rwanda, I think of Joyce, Bruce, and Victor, and celebrate the victory of a bright future over a dark past.
09/04/2014 13:10 BST

Why Debating Must Be Taught in Every School Across the Country

However, it is with only cautious optimism that I welcome the shadow Education Secretary's proposals. This is because it appears his only motivation for supporting debate lessons in state schools is to ensure that private schools do not have an unfair advantage.
21/01/2013 15:07 GMT

Pro-European and Proud!

When did it become such a shameful thing to be pro-European and proud in this country? Why do politicians who sing the praises of Britain's membership of the EU in private, retreat in to the shadows in public? Why do the most vocal defenders of Europe's greatest ever achievement warn only of the dangers of withdrawal rather than share their vision of a united and prosperous union with Britain at its heart?
18/12/2012 11:54 GMT

Where Is the Greek Diaspora?

I want to make contact with all the unsung heroes throughout the global diaspora who are already doing their bit; most importantly though, I want to help bring out of the woodwork all the Greeks living in the UK who, like me, fear for their families and the future of their country.
27/11/2012 17:21 GMT