On 25th September, Glasgow University Union (GUU) hosted the Charles Kennedy Memorial Debate, celebrating the contributions made by the late former Liberal Democrat leader to the GUU and politics as a whole. The motion was “Should the UK remain within the European Union?”.
The speakers and judges included Alastair Campbell, Alistair Darling, Principal Anton Muscatelli and journalist Brian Taylor, among others, with Sir Menzies Campbell chairing the debate.
The house voted unanimously in favour of the proposition.
Principal Anton Muscatelli on the Judging Panel.
MSP Fiona Hyslop, SNP, speaking first for the proposition.
Fiona Hyslop, after saying “to achieve all this, we must stay in the UK”. Alastair Campbell leads the applause.
Alastair Campbell tweeting during the debate.
John Mills, founder of JML Lmt., speaking in oppositon
Liberal Democrat candidate, Alex Cole-Hamilton, speaking for the proposition
Neil Davidson, a Glasgow University Sociology Lecturer, speaking in opposition
Ian Duncan, Conservative MEP, giving a case for proposition
Alistair Darling closing the case for the proposition
GUU’s Debates Chamber
BBC Scotland’s Political Editor, Brian Taylor, sitting on the Judging Panel
Sir Menzies Campbell, chairing the debate