Freshers’ Debate; This House Would Defund the Police
Fri 17 September 2021 18:30-20:00
Streatham Court A
In recent years, police forces around the western world have come under much scrutiny, and the UK is no exception. Critics have assembled a laundry list of issues with UK police departments. Racial profiling, inefficacy, excessive force, gross corruption, and many more accusations are frequently levelled at Her Majesty's police force, despite its mainstream popularity. At a time when police powers may be extended to unprecedented levels, the time has come to ask; is this an institution that ought to have more power? Do we see a safer environment by increasing or decreasing police budgets? What ought to be the role of the police in the 21st century? All these questions and more will be debated at this must-see event.
For the first time in 18 months, Exeter Debating Society will be hosting an in-person show debate featuring 4 experts from all over the country. We hope to see as many of you there as possible!