The Bower & Collier Family History

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Discussion Group

Debates 2020

The feedback on Debate 1 has been summarised:

Debate 1 - Future of the Discussion Group

The feedback on Debate 2 has been summarised:

Debate 2- Do we need an elite?

The feedback on Debate 3 has been summarised:

Debate 3 - In hindsight, have the Government communications on coronavirus been clear enough?

The feedback on Debate 4 has been summarised:

Debate 4 - Can you teach common sense?

The feedback on Debates 5A and 5B has been summarised:

Debate 5A- Has the worldwide web been a force for good?

Debate 5B - Should we blame China for the spread of the pandemic?

The feedback on Debate 6 was in three parts:

Debate 6A- What are you most looking forward to when it is all over?

Debate 6B- Is there such a thing as Society?

Debate 6C Should the negotiations for Brexit be delayed?

The feedback on Debate 7 was in three parts:

Debate 7A- Qualities required by the Prime Minister or First Minister

Debate 7B- Whether large infrastructure projects should go ahead in view of climate change

Debate 7C - Whether schools and universities should be the first to exit the lockdown

The feedback on Debate 8 was in three parts:

Debate 8A- Whether Bernie Ecclestone was too old to be a Dad

Debate 8B- Should the media report on Harry & Meghan when they are in the USA?

Debate 8C - Lessons learnt from the pandemic

The feedback on Debate 9 was in three parts:

Debate 9A- Why was Captain Tom so popular?

Debate 9B- Should the Newcastle United Takeover by the Saudi authorities be allowed?

Debate 9C - What Questions would you like to ask atone of the Daily Press Briefings?

The feedback on Debate 10 was in five parts:

Debate 10A- What contributions has Britain made to the World?

Debate 10B- Should the House of Lords be moved from London to York or Birmingham?

Debate 10C - Whether there should be a new minimum age of 16

Debate 10D - Whether there should be a new maximum age of 80

Debate 10E- Whether voting should be compulsory

The feedback on Debate 11 was in five parts:

Debate 11A - How our High Street could recover

Debate 11B - New facilities & activities for our Town

Debate 11C - Children's Names to be avoided

Debate 11D - Whether everone is "alert" to the changes in Government guidelines

Debate 11E - Whether these changes are workable & enforceable

The feedback on Debate 12 was in 4 parts:

Debate 12A - Activities/behaviour stopped or curtailed during lockdown

Debate 12B - Activities/Behaviour that will return to "normal"

Debate 12C - Whether 24 Hour News has enhanced public understanding

Debate 12D - Whether police should be immune from prosecution when attending terrorist attacks

The feedback on Debate 13 was in 4 parts:

Debate 13A - Loud Music in Shops & Stores

Debate 13B - Who wants to be a Millionnaire?

Debate 13C - Should you be able to believe everything you read in newspapers?

Debate 13D - Can you believe everything you read in newspapers?

The feedback on Debate 14 was:

Debate 14A - What to take on Desert Island Discs - Records/Audio Books

Debate 14A - What to take on Desert Island Discs - Books

Debate 14A - What to take on Desert Island Discs - Luxuries

Debate 14B - 1. Is China's grip on Hong Kong worrying

Debate 14B -2. Whether actions should be taken against China

Debate 14C -Will we have enough "low-skilled" workers after Brexit?

The feedback on Debate 15 was:

Debate 15A - Great Britons I

Debate 15B - Confronting our History

Debate 15C - Should people be selected on merit rather than diversity ?

Debate 15D - Addressing racial injustice and inequality in this country

The feedback on Debate 16 was:

Debate 16A - How to address health of the most vulnerable

Debate 16B - Would you pay higher prices to increase self-sufficiency?

Debate 16C - Whether we should pay higher taxes to repay the costs of Covid-19

Debate 16D - How we should boost the economy

The answers for Debate 17 were:

Debate 17A - Great Britons II

Debate 17B - Cashless Society

Debate 17C - Do we need so many banking branches and ATMs?

Debate 17D - Confidence to undertake activities again

The answers for Debate 18 were:

Debate 18A - How should political parties be funded?

Debate 18B - Should pubs close at midnight?

Debate 18C - Should primary school children be taught about transgender?

Debate 18D - Are the new One Metre Plus social distancing rules generally understood?

The answers for Debate 19 were:

Debate 19A - Advantages& Disadvantages of Universal Basic Income

Debate 19B - Selection of new National Security Advisor

Debate 19C - Should there be new Sunday Trading Laws?

Debate 19D - Should Songs of Praise be broadcast at prime times?

The answers for Debate 20 were:

Debate 20A - Why Degrees are so popular

Debate 20B - Whether Degrees should be employment-based

Debate 20C - Is public shaming a threats to Freedom of Speech?

Debate 20D - To help the economy to recover, should climate change activities be suspended?

Colin Bower
25 July 2020

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