Role Fulfillment - Warwick Debating Society

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Training, 17/10/2012
Role Fulfilment
Role Fulfilment
TOP HALF
Opening Government (OG)
1. Prime Minister
2. Leader of Opposition (LO)
3. Deputy Prime Minister
4. Deputy Leader of Opposition (DLO)
Closing Government (CG)
BOTTOM HALF
Opening Opposition (OO)
Closing Opposition (CO)
5. Member of Government (MG)
6. Member of Opposition (MO)
7. Government Whip (GW)
8. Opposition Whip (OW)
Opening Government (OG)
1. Prime Minister
- Set up the debate i.e. definitions, mechanism, criteria.
- Problem, mechanism/solution, why it works.
- Two of the most important arguments and an
additional argument.
3. Deputy Prime Minister
- Respond to Leader of Opposition’s arguments.
- Defend PM’s arguments against LO’s refutations.
- One key NEW argument.
- A further argument (stakeholder analysis).
Opening Opposition (OO)
2. Leader of Opposition
- Respond directly to Prime Minister’s arguments.
- Set up team-line/principle.
- Three arguments.
4. Deputy Leader of Opposition
- Respond to Deputy Prime Minister’s arguments.
- Defend LO’s arguments against DPM’s refutations.
- Provide two or three new arguments.
Closing Government (CG)
5. Member of Government (Extension Speaker)
- Refute OO (especially DLO’s arguments)
- Make two/three NEW arguments OR
- Provide FAR more detail on OG’s argument(s).
7. Government Whip (Summary Speaker)
- Respond directly to Member of Opposition’s
arguments (the only one on Gov bench who can).
- Summarise debate, explaining why Government won
BUT emphasising in particular the arguments you
brought in CG.
- Structure: clash points
Closing Opposition (CO)
6. Member of Opposition (Extension Speaker)
- Refute Member of Government’s extension (has
to be done here and not in the summary).
- Two/three extension arguments.
8. Opposition Whip (Summary Speaker)
- Defend MO’s extension against GW’s rebuttal.
- Summarise debate, emphasising MO’s extension
as being key to it being won by Opposition.

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