Nottingham Evening Post – 23 September 2010


Post Comment: A positive influence


Nottingham Speakers’ Corner can make an important contribution to public life.

The organisation aims to encourage public speaking and debate.

It has already organised a number of events on topics as diverse as football, cricket, crime, religion, politics and society.

The latest, held on Tuesday at the Council House, considered the need for, and potential impact of, public spending cuts.

The discussion offered comfort and gave cause for concern in terms of the city and county’s prospects once spending cuts are made. It emphasised the need for voluntary efforts to be properly co-ordinated.

The Nottingham Post is a keen supporter of Nottingham Speakers’ Corner. Encouraging discussion and broadening participation in debates can only strengthen communities and better inform policy makers.

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