Community / Democracy, Christmas and charitable trust among debate topics

Jonathan Wills speaking at the latest Althing debate as Ryan Thomson (left), chairwoman Karen Fraser (centre), Donald Murray (second from right) and Thor Holt (right) look on. Photo: Yetti Biscuit

THE ALTHING debating group has announced its topics for its next set of events due to take place over the coming months.

A debate on ‘Democracy is dead’ will be held on 11 October before ‘Politicians should be legally liable for their decisions’ follows on 15 November.

‘Christmas should be vegetarian’ will bring a festive flavour to the Althing on 13 December, while ‘The Charitable Trust should be elected’ is set for 17 January.

On 14 February ‘Technology has killed romance’ will be debated and on 20 March ‘We should bring back rationing’ is up for discussion.

Most of the debates do not yet have confirmed speakers.

Althing secretary Karen Fraser said the group would be “delighted to hear from new or experienced speakers who would be interested in taking part”.

More details can be found on Facebook.

Scottish Parliament election, 6 May 2021