A surreal experience!
Spoke in favour of “This House Believes in Political Debate, Not Political Correctness.”
Date: April 21st 2016 at 20:30
Loved it so much despite a few niggles.
Started off with a drinks session (stuck to water), three course meal over which I chatted with fellow debaters/students. Couldn’t really enjoy it because of the crazy nerves and had to race to the toilet about 3/4 times.
Had microphone placed, walked into the debate chambers and watched the debate ensue. 2nd speaker – took tips from the 1st two and walked up to the podium and read from my phone. Many hits and misses.
Some pics to document the moment – (Excuse the dry lips and lopsided glasses).
Finished speech to applause, sat down and buzzed for the remainder of th debate. Was congratulated by so many, felt humbled.