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Schools across Lichfield and Burntwood to debate the future of the monarchy in speaking competition

The future of the monarchy will be debated at a speaking competition for schools in Lichfield and Burntwood.

The Michael Fabricant – Arthur Price of England Schools Speaking Competition will take place at the Guildhall at 7pm on March 16.

This year will see the teams debate the motion:

“That this House believes the British Monarchy should be abolished”

Michael Fabricant MP said: “The debate was meant to happen on March 2, but with all the snow it had to be postponed. But with schools competing from Barton under Needwood, Burntwood and Lichfield all keen that it shouldn’t be cancelled this year, we decided it should still go ahead with just a two week delay.

“The debate is held on Parliamentary lines and everyone is invited to join in the fun by waving Order Papers to show approval from the audience.

“Is the monarchy an institution of the past that has had its day or will a post Brexit Britain gain from our modern monarchy? We all have our views, but this is an opportunity to hear from Britain’s students where they think our future lies.

“The competition, which has become an integral part of Lichfield City’s civic season, awards cups to the best school speaking team and to the best overall speaker, who may not necessarily come from the winning team.

“The argument will be fascinating.”

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