This year’s inaugural pint and policy fresher’s mixer has provided the society with a number of avenues to explore regarding nationalisation of public services, Arming the police, the death penalty and the governments new proposed deal with the EU.
In a pint and policy that was filled with new faces among some old hands, our society debated the following motions:
THB we should routinely arm all police in the UK.
THB we should reinstate the death penalty.
THB we should back the government’s proposed new deal with the EU.
These motions were debated with rigour in timely fashion as usual. The standard of debate was considered to be quite high by the chair of the motions. After the formal motions ended the floor debate began in order for the committee to begin sizing up the divisions with the society so that they may pose more contentious debates at a formal Port and Policy later in the year. Contentious floor motions ranged from privatisation of certain public services, re-nationalisation of the railways, free trade and military + Aid spending.
A good time was had by all and people remined at the social until well after midnight.