Debates

Opinion Split On Whether Theresa May Was Right To Reject BBC Debate, HuffPost UK-Edelman Focus Group Finds

The Huffington Post | Kate Forrester | Posted 03.06.2017 | UK Politics

Voters’ opinions are split on whether Theresa May was right to refuse to take part in TV debates - but most are still planning on backing her in the...

Dear Prime Minister, Isn't It About Time You Joined Our Conversation?

Nick Gold | Posted 24.04.2017 | UK Politics
Nick Gold

I implore Theresa May to re-consider, to give us, the public, the chance to listen to our politicians deliver and educate through the power of their oratory skills, so we can all be involved in politics, rather than being left as detached bystanders in a highly-controlled society, where debate and freedom of speech is seen as an enemy of democracy.

May's Refusal To Take Part In Debates Proves She Has No Brexit Plan

Maxim Parr-Reid | Posted 20.04.2017 | UK Politics
Maxim Parr-Reid

Theresa May enters this general election campaign with the largest lead of any Prime Minister in living memory has had at the beginning of the campaign - so why is Theresa May refusing to take part in debates with her rivals Jeremy Corbyn and Tim Farron, as well as the SNP, Ukip and the Greens?

I'm Still With Her

Danielle Wood | Posted 10.11.2016 | UK Politics
Danielle Wood

Hillary Rodham Clinton's concession speech was everything that diplomacy should be - I should stop typing, turn off my computer and sulk somewhere else because if she can pull herself together, slap on mascara and tell America, and the world, to keep an open mind then I have no place to be playing a violin.

Now America Decides: Is This Just The End Of The Beginning?

Alex Ratcliffe | Posted 20.10.2016 | UK Politics
Alex Ratcliffe

The Dalai Lama has called for the 21st century to be the century of dialogue. Let's hope that continued dialogue, peaceful demonstration, a seeking of solutions, rationality, a desire for healing, and a huge dose of patience and goodwill survive this election. On November 8th and thereafter, America chooses. Make it a good choice.

Time and Consciousness

Bernard Carr | Posted 07.05.2017 | UK Tech
Bernard Carr

The invocation of a higher dimension only generates a global flow of time, so it does not explain the sense of individual identity associated with the 1st person perspective. To accommodate this, one may need to account for another important aspect of consciousness: we cannot be aware of timescales which are too short or too long.

Massed Debaters

Nick Abbot | Posted 03.06.2015 | UK Comedy
Nick Abbot

At several points in the broadcast, all seven were shouting over each other while the chairwoman attempted to create order. It looked as easy as wrangling kittens.

No Wonder Young People Aren't Engaged With This Election Campaign

Georgia Elander | Posted 30.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Georgia Elander

Politicians and campaigning organisations attempt to engage my generation with simplifications and pop culture references, gimmicks to make politics more 'accessible,' as if the tit-for-tat and basic narratives of the main parties' election campaigning are too much for us. Wrong: it's not enough.

Cameron's Failure to Commit to the Debates Shows He Can't Engage a Wide Audience

Toby Gould | Posted 05.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Toby Gould

Cameron clearly thinks that he will come out of the debates worse off. This is probably a fair assumption. However, it is only contributing to a wider problem. Successful televised debates are more likely to engage young voters - something which the Tories don't seem to want to do.

Trident Debate: All Weapons Now Point to the Election

Serena Cowdy | Posted 23.03.2015 | UK Politics
Serena Cowdy

This week, I sat in the public gallery of the House of Commons, to watch an Opposition Day debate on the UK's Trident nuclear weapons programme. Sometimes I like to sit in the gallery, instead of watching on TV at home, because it means you get to see lots more fascinating things.

We're Getting This Debates Business All Wrong - Here's Why

Serena Cowdy | Posted 21.03.2015 | UK Politics
Serena Cowdy

The thing is, we're going about this entirely the wrong way. If we must get all presidential and judge the party leaders on performance (as opposed to, oooh, I don't know, policies) there are far more interesting ways to do it. Here are three:

PM Must Do Debates With or Without Greens

Kamran Hussain | Posted 10.03.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Kamran Hussain

The Greens have steam coming out of their ears after Ofcom ruled they are not a 'major' party and therefore will not be included in the televised leader's debates in the run up to the general election.

Mehdi's Morning Memo: Not So Fast Dave

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 30.01.2013 | UK Politics

The ten things you need to know on Wednesday 30th January 2013... 1) NOT SO FAST DAVE Hurrah! From the Huffington Post: "David Cameron’s ho...

'We Are Not Dumbing Down' - Oxford Defends Their Next Guest Speaker

Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 30.01.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Peter Andre is to follow in his ex-wife's footsteps and appear at Oxford University, after Katie Price wowed students and scholars with her performanc...