The inaugural debate of this year’s debating society took place on Thursday at the Lakeland Youth Centre. This week’s motion was:
“This House believes that the wage gap has closed and there is equality in the workforce.”
Proposing the motion were Chloe McKelvey and Arron O’Donnell, with Tomás Roma opposing the motion.
The debate was full of emotive arguments, with both sides confidently presenting their case, encouraging a lively interaction with the House, who asked the panel many challenging questions, making them think on their feet and testing them on their argumentative skills.
The debate encouraged discussion on many controversial issues relating to the wage gap and workforce equality, with topics such as the BBC wage gap, legal implications for workforce equality and the gender divide in certain sectors of the workforce all being debated.
All participants in this debate showed an incredible level of dedication and made an impressive contribution to the issues brought up, especially for the inaugural debate, which was an introduction to debating for some members.
At the end of the debate, the house voted on the motion, with an equal split in the vote, a tiebreaker decided that the House would oppose the motion.
All are welcome to join the debating society
Next meeting Thursday the 28th of November at 3:40 at the Lakeland Youth Centre.
The motion for the next debate:
“This House believe that Religion should be taught in schools.”