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The IDBE-Laing O'Rourke Debate

last modified Jan 14, 2016 12:03 PM

The IDBE-Laing O'Rourke debate was held on 8th December and the motion was 'This House believes that competition is the best spur to innovation'. The proposers were Joanna Burton, Daniel McKie and Louise Lado-Byrnes, and the motion was opposed by Laura Hannigan, Conor Mullan and John Pelton. Both sides put forward clear and well articulated arguments, drawing their inspiration from the Industrial Revolution through to individual curiosity and creativity. The automotive and IT industries all got a mention, and a wide range of comments came from the floor. The motion was defeated by 83 votes to 29. Then we retired to the bar for an excellent buffet! Many thanks to the speakers for an entertaining evening, to Adam Locke from LOR, and Cam Middleton for chairing.

 IDBE-Laing O'Rourke Debate - Laura Hannigan, IDBE                     IDBE-Laing O'Rourke Debate - John Pelton, Crossrail

 

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