Straw Poll

Debates chaired by Nick Clarke in front of a specially invited audience.

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06 LASTMulticulturalism Has Never Been So Important2005090220050903

From Eastbury Manor House, Barking, Essex.

0101The United Nations Security Council No Longer Guarantees Our Security2003072520030726

Nick Clarke chairs the first of six debates in front of an invited audience. The motion is: "The United Nations Security Council no longer guarantees our security.".

0102Universities Should Be Able To Discriminate Positively In Order To Ensure A Diverse Intake2003080120030802
0103The Benefits Of Organic Farming Have Been Vastly Overrated2003080820030809

Another debate on issues of perennial interest, chaired by Nick Clarke in front of a specially invited audience. Listeners can also vote on the motion, which today comes from East Malling, Kent. / 3/6. Nick Clarke chairs a debate in front of an invited audience from East Malling, Kent. The motion is: The benefits of organic farming have been vastly overrated. [Rpt of Fri 8.00pm]

0104It Doesn't Matter If Children Ignore Books By Dead Writers2003081520030816

The fourth of six debates on issues of perennial interest, chaired by Nick Clarke in front of a specially invited audience at the University of Surrey at Roehampton. Listeners can also vote on the motion. "It doesn't matter if children ignore books by dead writers." To vote YES dial 0900 1800 311 To vote NO dial 0900 1800 322 Lines open after the programme and remain open until 2.20pm - maximum call cost 10p. [Rpt of Fri 8.00pm] / The fourth of six debates on issues of perennial interest, chaired by Nick Clarke in front of a specially invited audience at the University of Surrey at Roehampton. Listeners can also vote on the motion. ""It doesn't matter if children ignore books by dead writers."" To vote YES dial 0900 1800 311 To vote NO dial 0900 1800 322 Lines open after the programme and remain open until 2.20pm on Saturday - maximum call cost 10p.

0105The Heritage Industry Distorts British History2003082220030823

The fifth of six debates on issues of perennial interest, chaired by Nick Clarke in front of a specially invited audience at the Shakespeare Centre, Stratford-upon-Avon.

Listeners can also vote on the motion.

"The heritage industry distorts British history." To vote YES dial 0900 1800 311 To vote NO dial 0900 1800 322 Lines open after the programme and remain open until 2.20pm on Saturday - maximum call cost 10p.

0106He Dangers Faced By Children In Britain Today Are Damagingly Exaggerated2003082920030830

The last of six debates on issues of perennial interest, chaired by Nick Clarke in front of a specially invited audience from Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Leicestershire. Listeners can also vote on the motion. ""The dangers faced by children in Britain today are damagingly exaggerated."" To vote YES dial 0900 1800 311 To vote NO dial 0900 1800 322 Lines open after the programme and remain open until 2.20pm on Saturday - maximum call cost 10p.

0201The Private Sector Does Not Know How To Run The Railways2004073020040731

The first of six debates on issues of perennial interest, chaired by Nick Clarke in front of a specially invited audience. Listeners can also vote on the motion:

From The Tower Arts Centre, Winchester.

To vote Yes dial 09001 800 311

To vote No dial 09001 800 322

(Lines open after the programme and remain open until 2.20pm on Saturday - maximum call cost 10p).

0202We Should Not Attempt To Legislate Against Obesity2004080620040807

From the Royal Institute of Public Health, London.
To vote YES dial 09001 800 311
To vote NO dial 09001 800 322
(Lines open after the programme and remain open until 2.20pm on Saturday - maximum call cost 10p)

The second of six debates on issues of perennial interest, chaired by Nick Clarke in front of a specially invited audience. Listeners can also vote on the motion:
2. "We should not attempt to legislate against obesity."
(Lines remain open until 2.20pm - maximum call cost 10p)

The second of six debates on issues of perennial interest, chaired by Nick Clarke in front of a specially invited audience. Listeners can also vote on the motion:
2/6. "We should not attempt to legislate against obesity"
(Lines open after the programme and remain open until 2.20pm on Saturday - maximum call cost 10p)

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The third of six debates on issues of perennial interest, chaired by Nick Clarke in front of a specially invited audience. Listeners can also vote on the motion:
3/6. "We must sacrifice some green and pleasant land in favour of more down to earth purposes"
To vote YES dial 09001 800 311
To vote NO dial 09001 800 322
(Lines remain open until 2.20pm today - maximum call cost 10p)

The third of six debates on issues of perennial interest, chaired by Nick Clarke in front of a specially invited audience. Listeners can also vote on the motion:
3/6. "We must sacrifice some green and pleasant land in favour of more down to earth purposes"
To vote YES dial 09001 800 311
To vote NO dial 09001 800 322
(Lines open after the programme and remain open until 2.20pm on Saturday - maximum call cost 10p)

0204Parenthood Should Not Be Regarded As A Right2004082020040821

The fourth of six debates on issues of perennial interest, chaired by Nick Clarke in front of a specially invited audience at the Welsh Institute of Sport in Cardiff.

0205Sport And Sporting Personalities Are Given Too Much Prominence In Public Life2004082720040828
0206 LASTThe War On Terror Can Only Be Won By Force2004090320040904
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Nick Clarke chairs a debate on the motion: 'Political parties are dead, long live single issues'.

From the University of Essex.

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Nick Clarke chairs a debate on the motion: "Zero tolerance of anti-social behaviour will only make things worse".

From the University of Manchester.

[Rpt of Fri 8.00pm]

0303It Is Impossible To Have A Truly United Europe2005081220050813

From Glasgow Royal Concert Hall.

0304Best Medical Practice Must Include Complementary Treatments2005081920050820

From the Nuffield Theatre, University of Southampton.

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5/6.

Debate chaired by Nick Clarke.

The motion is 'Our examination system has failed.' From Sir John Cass Foundation and Redcoat School, Stepney Way, London.