Cenk Uygur's argument at the 2017 Oxford Union Democracy Debate, 'This House Believes Democracy Is For Sale.' More info here: https://www.oxford-union.org/term_events/democracy_debate
Speakers in Proposition:
Cenk Uygur - A former attorney and outspoken liberal activist, Uyger co-founded the popular online show The Young Turks. He founded Wolf-Pac, a lobbying group for campaign finance reform.
Michael Crick - Founding member of Channel 4, Crick recently uncovered overspending by the Conservative Party in the 2015 General Election. He was President in Michaelmas 1979.
Alexandra Runswick - Director of Unlock Democracy, a grassroots campaign to make democracy fairer. Runswick regularly advocates electoral reform in the UK.
Speakers in Opposition:
Floyd Abrams - Expert on the American constitution and prominent litigator, Abrams challenged the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act as a violation of the First Amendment.
James Bopp Jr - One of the most influential lawyers in America, Bopp has argued countless election law cases and represented Citizens United in its earlier stages of litigation.
Andrew Bridgen MP - Conservative MP for North West Leicestershire, Bridgen has served on the Regulatory Reform Committee since 2010.
More about Oxford Union Debate
The Oxford Union is the home of talks and debates by intriguing and influential people who shape our world.
It has been established for 190 years, aiming to promote debate and discussion not just in Oxford University, but across the globe.