Published On: Wed, Sep 26th, 2012

Liverpool Debating on sponsorship at the Olympics

This is the first of our features on the Liverpool Debating public debates. Each debate takes the form of two speeches for and two speeches against the motion, followed by questions and a vote. Let us know how you would have voted in the comments.

Liverpool Debating yesterday kicked off their debates for the term with “This house would ban all fast-food and fizzy drink companies from advertising at future Olympic and Paralympic games”. The speakers for the proposition were Rob Simpson and Dan Bradley, and for the opposition Phoebe Jackson and Beth  Lawrence.


























How might you have voted in this debate?

Look out for the next debate, to be held on Wednesday 10th October at 5.30pm in the Guild Library. The motion is “This house would detain people on the grounds of mental health”.


About the Author

- Millie is in her fourth year at UoL, studying an MA in Politics and the Mass Media. During her time here she has been involved with English Society, Debating Society, Student Council and LSMedia, where she was a News Editor for 18 months before taking the role of Editor-in-Chief. She is a lover of all things political, has written for a local newspaper and runs three blogs. Originally from Gloucestershire, she is happiest in her wellies, but loves Liverpool for its live music, art and cocktails. Her weaknesses are old Penguin books, cameras and a good cup of tea.