Round 2 – Satire vs. far-right political parties

Welcome to Round 2 of YouthVote2019 Online Debates!

The topic for the 2nd debate is:

The EU should fund satirical (use of humour and exaggeration to criticize) publications in its member states that target far-right political parties.

The 1st debater of the affirmative team has 24 hours to post the 1st speech of the debate. Even if the speech is posted before the 24 hours expire, the 1st negative speakers’ 24 hours of preparation time will begin when the initial time expires.

Before posting please consult the Online Debate Guide.

Do not forget that the character limit is 3000 per speech (without spaces).

Teams that do not post before the deadlines will be disqualified.

Good luck to all teams!

M1-R2 Winner: The Balkan Girls
I thank both teams for this debate. Though either teams brought up interesting points, some more developed than other, in the end I gave the win to team opposition: The Balkan Girls. In my view, a big part of this debate is about “satire”, what it is, how it works, why it’s different, what impact…
M2-R2 Winner: Right Now For the EU
I thank both teams for this debate. In many ways, this was a very close call, though in some ways, I felt the winner was also clear. I gave the match to the team in opposition, Right Now For the EU. There are a lot of things that could be said or discussed about this…
M3-R2 Winner: Team Europe
Because the affirmative team did not post their speech in the allotted time, this match is won by the negative team, Team Europe, by default.
M4-R2 Winner: Mary Squared
I thank both teams for this debate. This was a very close debate, for many reasons, and as the speaker points might show, the call was also close, but in the end I sided with the affirmative team, Mary Squared. A few things to point out for both teams: try and be more academic regarding…