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Residents of this fine town will be pleased to know that the Charlbury Debating Society convened again on Friday evening in the Corner House.

The motion, "Given current security challenges, 'soft power' has had its day", proposed by Dr Suze Mathews of Oxford Brookes and opposed by Basil Eastwood, former Ambassador to Syria and Switzerland, was defeated by 29 votes to two, with three abstentions.

The floor discussion, wide-ranging and sometimes stormy, featured contributions by John Birch, Nick Johnson, Alison Eastwood, Alasdair Ross, Helen Bessemer-Clark, Tony Lloyd, Bernard Goyder, Tom England, Alison Nichols and many others....

Jonathan Luxmoore · Sat 25 Feb 2017, 00:18 · Link

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