Speakers' Corner 2.0 -- Debatewise Event

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Internet company Debatewise.com are hosting a groundbreaking event at Speakers Corner -- the iconic home of free speech in Britain. Instead of individuals preaching, organisations such as PLANE STUPID, JUBILEE DEBT and NO2ID will publicly debate controversial topics. This unique event will generate public discussion of the issues that really matter, putting free speech into practice. INTERVIEWS PERMITTED.

On Sunday 12th October from 1-4 p.m. the centuries old tradition of Speakers Corner will be subverted in a groundbreaking event. The Hyde Park venue, usually home to lone preachers on soapboxes, will be transformed into an arena for debate on issues of public interest.

Campaigners from Plane Stupid, Jubilee Debt, No2ID and The Liberal Party will debate controversial topics, ranging from Heathrow's third runway proposals to the European Constitution. Motions will include "ID cards are a good idea" "This house would rather cancel third world debt than bail out an investment bank", and "Cheap flights do more harm than good"!

Debatewise.com, the organization behind the event, aim to help the public make informed decisions. Until now this has not been possible at Speakers Corner -- the right to freedom of speech has only been used by individuals with an axe to grind. This unique event will generate public discussion of the issues that really matter, putting free speech into practice.

Speakers welcome interviews.

More information about the event is available on the site (http://www.debatewise.com) and please feel free to contact the press officer on 07949458265 or via betony@debatewise.com

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