Socialist Party of Great Britain debates

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Debates between the Socialist Party of Great Britain and other groups were of particular importance in bringing the party case to an outside audience without the sometimes off-putting rhetoric of platform speaking, or the one-sidedness of educational talks. A prime instance of this importance for the party is the case of Richard Headicar, a former Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament speaker, won over after debating with the party. Of rather wider historical importance were the debates with the Revolutionary Communist Party in the late 1940s. In the course of these Sammy Cash persuaded the RCP’s Jock Haston of the state capitalist nature of the Soviet Union. The idea was then relayed to Tony Cliff, whence (rather distortedly) it formed the genesis of today's Socialist Workers Party.

Debates were not a major part of Socialist Party of Great Britain propaganda until the 1930s, reliance being instead put on outdoor speaking, particularly at established street corner venues (as can be seen, debates at outdoor venues were not however unknown). The Indian Summer of SPGB debating was clearly in the 1980s, with a range and number never previously seen. In the last ten years debating has virtually ceased to be an element of SPGB propaganda.

It was in fact the only Marxist group that would share a platform with members from the far right such as Probyn, Goulding and Raven Thompson from the British Union of Fascists and Denis Pirie from the National Front.

It may be noted that until the 1970s at least, debates, like lectures and talks, were primarily held in the winter months. Although obviously skewed towards London, it is obvious just how concentrated in the capital SPGB activity has been.

List of debates[edit]

This is not a full list since many debates, particularly in the early years, went unreported in the Socialist Standard, the main source of information.


Date Opponent Affiliation/stance SPGB speaker Venue Notes
1905-10-29 W. A. Wilson Cobden Club Jack Fitzgerald Dovecote Hall, 78 High Road, Wood Green
1906-08-12 G. Geis Socialist Labour Party Jack Fitzgerald Peckham Rye (outdoor) [1]
1906-10-07 J. Davis Liberal Party Alex Anderson Finsbury Park (outdoor)
1907-01-20 E. J. B. Allen Socialist Labour Party Jack Fitzgerald Engineers Institute, Plumstead [2]
1908-05-03 Lawler Wilson anti-socialist Jack Fitzgerald Battersea Town Hall, Lavender Hill, SW [3]
1909-05-27 E. J. B. Allen Industrialist League Jack Fitzgerald Latchmere Road Baths, Battersea, SW [4]
1909-10-13 T. A. Jackson Independent Labour Party Jack Fitzgerald Tooting Graveney schools, Tooting, SW [5]
1910-06 G. W. de Tunzelmann Anti-Socialist Union Jack Fitzgerald Rusholme Public Hall, Rusholme, Manchester [6]
1911-06-01 Albion Richardson, MP Liberal Party Jack Fitzgerald Liberal Club, Peckham [7]
1912-05-21 Samuel Samuels Conservative Party Jack Fitzgerald Graveney Road Schools, Tooting [8]
1913-07-25 J. Ingham Independent Labour Party Jack Fitzgerald Assembly Rooms, Brighton [9]
1925-03-08 F. Kirkley London Constitutional Labour Movement R. Reynolds Leyton Town Hall, High Road, Leyton [10]
1927-10-09 G. R. Wheeler Conservative Party Jack Fitzgerald Battersea Town Hall
1927-11-13 Major H. Gillespie Economic League E. Hardy Stratford Town Hall, Stratford Broadway
1928-01-25 Edward Baker Young Liberal League Adolph Kohn Earlham Hall, Forest Gate
1928-04-20 Philip Guedalla Liberal Party Jack Fitzgerald Co-op Hall, Platt Lane, Rusholme, Manchester [11]
1928-05-23 James Maxton Independent Labour Party Jack Fitzgerald Memorial Hall, Farringdon Street, EC1 [12]
1929-04-07 A. Marshall Diston Independent Labour Party E. Hardy Stratford Town Hall
1930-03-28 J. T. Murphy Communist Party of Great Britain Eric Boden AEU Institute, Stanley Road, Sheffield [13]
1931-05-27 Peter Kerrigan Communist Party of Great Britain Alex Shaw Chalmers Street, Clydebank, Glasgow [14]
1931-06-14 Stuart Barr New Party E. Hardy Stratford Town Hall [15]
1932-01-14 H. Crooks Independent Labour Party Edmund Howarth NUT, 3 Highams Place, Newcastle [16]
1932-11-15 Atkins[disambiguation needed] National Guild of Co-operators Isaac Ginsberg Co-operative Hall, Sutton
1932-11-27 Mrs E. Tennant Conservative Party E. Hardy Stratford Town Hall [17]
1932-12-02 N. Dunbar Independent Labour Party E. Hardy Bethnal Green Town Hall [17]
1933-02-13 Mrs E. Tennant Conservative Party E. Hardy Public Hall, Canning Town
1933-02-19 Michael Stewart Labour Party G. Bellingham Poplar Town Hall [18]
1933-05-07 Ralph Fox Communist Party of Great Britain S. Rubin Grove House, High Road, Leyton
1934-10-19 G. H. Loman Labour Party Robertus Working Men’s Club, Clerkenwell Road [19]
1935-03-23 Probyn British Union of Fascists E. Hardy Mawney Road Schools, Romford [20]
1936-01-12 M. Goulding British Union of Fascists Robertus Craigwell Café, Peter Street, Manchester
1936-11-06 Guy Aldred anarchist J. Higgins Clarion Scouts Hall, North Portland Street, Glasgow
1936-12-07 Raj Hansa Bolshevik-Leninists Adolph Kohn AEU Hall, 39 Doughty Street, WC1
1937-02-01 Capt. Munford Peace Pledge Union G. Clifford AEU Hall, 39 Doughty Street, WC1
1937-03-14 David Keir News Chronicle F. Grainger AEU Hall, 39 Doughty Street, WC1
1937-04-07 Jack Gaster Communist Party of Great Britain Sammy Cash Chiswick Town Hall, Heathfield Terrace, W4
1937-04-12 Claud Jacob Constructive Commonwealth Union F. Grainger AEU Hall, 39 Doughty Street, WC1
1937-06-07 Dr. E. Conze Labour Party E. Hardy Essex Hall, Essex Street, Strand
1937-06-17 R. Gilion pro-United Front Bill Waters Petit Farm, Heathway, Dagenham
1937-06-25 Raj Hansa Bolshevik-Leninists Eric Boden Friars Hall, Blackfriars Road, SE1
1938-01-28 C.L.R. James Marxist Group G. Clifford Trade Union Hall, 24 New Oxford Street
1938-02-20 Fenner Brockway & Bob Edwards Independent Labour Party [?] Co-op Hall, Downing Street, Manchester
1938-10-14 M. A. Phillips Social Credit Party E. Hardy Mawney Road School, Romford
1940-05-06 Barbara Wootton Federal Union E. Hardy Conway Hall [21]
1940-05-19 G. Bradley Fourth International S. Rubin Conway Hall
1941-11-16 Eva Hubback pro-family allowances Clifford Groves Conway Hall
1942-01-11 Frank Ridley Independent Labour Party Clifford Groves Conway Hall
1942-02-22 Raj Hansa Trotskyist[?] Tony Turner Conway Hall
1942-07-22 Walter Padley Independent Labour Party Clifford Groves Friends Hall, Greenleaf Road, Walthamstow
1942-12-20 D. McGregor Independent Labour Party Sammy Cash St. Ann’s Library, Tottenham
1942-12-20 M. G. Bennett Labour Party A. Reginald Labour Rooms, 95 Grove Vale, SE22
1943-01-24 Mat Kavanagh Anarchist Federation Tony Turner Islington Central Library, Holloway Road, N7
1943-05-03 Capt. B. Acworth Liberty Restoration League S. Rubin Conway Hall
1943-12-01 Walter Padley Independent Labour Party Sammy Cash Central Hall, Acton
1944-01-23 Jock Haston Workers International League Tony Turner Conway Hall
1945-01-14 A. Cooper Revolutionary Communist Party Desmond Fenwick Ruskin House, Wellesley Road, Croydon
1944-03-18 C. Allaun Labour Party Harry Young Chorlton Town Hall, All Saints, Manchester
1944-04-08 Sir Waldron Smithers Conservative Party Clifford Groves Shoreditch Town Hall
1943-09-23 E. Grant Revolutionary Communist Party Tony Turner Holborn Hall
1942-11-14 Commander E. Prior Conservative Party Harry Young Romford Road Baths, Stratford
1946-05-10 Frank Maitland Independent Labour Party Harry Young Shacklewell Lane schools, Hackney
1946-12-16 Major Guy Lloyd, MP Conservative Party Tony Turner St. Andrews Grand Hall, Glasgow
1947-02-12 Tom Howard Conservative Party Tony Turner Islington Town Hall, Upper Street, N1
1947-07-14 Evan Durbin Labour Party Tony Turner Edmonton Town Hall
1946-07-16 Jock Haston Revolutionary Communist Party Desmond Fenwick Bethnal Green Central Library
1946-10-17 T. Colyer Independent Labour Party Cyril May Co-op Hall, Lakedale Road, Plumstead, SE18
1946-11-10 Alexander Raven Thomson Union of British Freedom Tony Turner Kensington Town Hall
1909-11-19 Jock Haston Revolutionary Communist Party[disambiguation needed] Clifford Groves Co-op Hall, Hampton Wick
1905-12-22 R. Tearse Revolutionary Communist Party[disambiguation needed] Harry Young Bethnal Green Central Library
1948-02-05 George Hansen Revolutionary Communist Party Harry Young Ealing Town Hall
1948-02-19 Sir Waldron Smithers, MP League of Individualists Cyril May Surbiton Assembly Rooms
1948-04-12 Colin Brooks Society of Individualists Clifford Groves Kensington Town Hall
1948-06-01 George Jones Communist Party of Great Britain Tony Turner Hornsey Town Hall [22]
1948-06-07 John Parker Labour Party Clifford Groves Fulham Town Hall
1948-07-01 R. Tearse Revolutionary Communist Party Desmond Fenwick Conway Hall [23]
1948-07 Christopher Hollis, MP Conservative Party Harry Young Ealing Town Hall [24]
1905-08-12 J. M. Hutchinson Industrial Workers of the World Bill Waters Watling Community Centre, Orange Hill Road, Burnt Oak
1905-11-28 D. Garbutt Revolutionary Communist Party[disambiguation needed] T. Mulheron Glasgow Central Halls
1949-01-20 G. Hansen Revolutionary Communist Party Cyril May Greenford Library, Oldfield Lane, Greenford
1949-02-28 Frederick Mullally Labour Party Tony Turner Fulham Town Hall [25]
1949-03-21 Arthur Blenkinsop, MP Labour Party Harry Young Kensington Town Hall [26]
1949-04-04 David Eccles, MP Conservative Party Bill Waters Ealing Town Hall [27]
1949-05-05 S. W. Alexander Society of Individual Freedom Tony Turner Ealing Town Hall
1949-05-19 Bernard Braine Conservative Party Jim D’Arcy British Legion Hall, Rayleigh, Essex
1949-06-29 R. Graham Page Conservative Party Harry Young Islington Town Hall
1949-07-08 J. Frankenburg Liberal Party W. Reed Bethnal Green Library, Cambridge Heath Road, E2
1949-07-22 F. Martel Liberal Party Harry Young Stag House Civic Restaurant, The Broadway, Burnt Oak [28]
1905-11-15 J. Sack Young Communist League Douglas Verity Tottenham Central Library
1905-12-15 J. Paul Conservative Party Tony Turner Assembly Hall, Forest Road, Walthamstow, E17
1950-02-06 Mrs B. Curtis Liberal Party Harry Young Manor Street baths, Clapham [29]
1950-03-09 Raven Thompson Fascist Douglas Verity Co-op Hall, 129 Seven Sisters Road, N7
1950-04-03 G. Kraus Crusade for World Government Tony Turner Barnfield Road School, Burnt Oak
1950-04-18 [?] Independent Labour Party [?] Fulham Central Library
1950-07-19 Sir Waldron Smithers, MP Conservative Party Harry Young Poplar Civic Theatre, Bow Road, E3 [30]
1950-10-06 Roy Douglas Liberal Party Frederick James Bethnal Green Library
1950-10-29 Rev. K. Parkinson Christian Arthur George The Ring, Handside Lane, Welwyn Garden City
1950-11-03 V. H. Blundell Henry George School of Social Science W. Read Bethnal Green Library, Cambridge Heath Road, E2
1950-11-05 Karl Westwood Labour Party Bill Waters Vernon Hall, Sheen
1950-11-16 E. Atkins[disambiguation needed] Peace Pledge Union G. Waters Civic Hall, Crown Hill, Croydon
1950-12-13 G. F. Plume Peace Pledge Union London speaker Co-op Hall, 129 Seven Sisters Road, N7
1951-02-02 Sybil Morrison Peace Pledge Union Frederick James Bethnal Green Library
1951-03-30 Sybil Morrison Peace Pledge Union Frederick James Bethnal Green Library
1951-11-25 Eddie Shaw London Anarchist Group Tony Turner Denison House, Vauxhall Bridge Road, SW1
1951-12-17 Ashley Bramall Labour Party James Thorburn Scouts Hall, Mayplace Road, Bexley Heath [31]
1952-01-14 Roy Douglas Liberal Party James Thorburn Shoreditch Town Hall
1952-06-19 Arnold Bender Liberal Party Tony Turner Greenford Library, Oldfield Lane, Greenford, Middx
1952-10-02 George Plume Peace Pledge Union Harry Young Hammersmith Town Hall
1952-11-24 George Schwartz The Sunday Times E. Hardy Kensington Town Hall
1953-02-09 Roy Douglas Liberal Party Jim D’Arcy Hammersmith Town Hall
1953-03-01 Philip Sansom London Anarchist Group Tony Turner Dennison House
1953-03-16 Gordon Evans United Nations Association Tony Turner Kensington Town Hall
1953-06-04 H. Polland Liberal Party W. Kerr Salisbury Road School, Manor Park, E12
1951-09-08 Roy Douglas Liberal Party Tony Turner Red Cross Hall, 153 Shirley Road, Addiscombe
1951-11-11 A. G. Jenkins Sunday Chronicle Tony Turner Fulham Town Hall
1951-12-10 Winifred Watson Crusade for World Government H. Reed Ealing Town Hall
1951-12-16 Ayana Deva Angadi author Cyril May Fulham Town Hall
1954-01-22 Arthur Skeffington, MP Labour Party Cyril May Mellow Lane School, Hayes, Middx.
1954-02-07 John Fitzgerald Crusade for World Government Harry Young Ilford Town Hall
1954-02-19 G. Plume Peace Pledge Union W. Read Bethnal Green Library
1954-10-29 Jean Henderson Liberal Party Robert Coster Trade Union Hall, Woodford Road, Watford
1954-11-17 P. Monkhouse Peace Pledge Union W. Kerr Ilford Labour Hall, High Road, Ilford
1954-12-19 R. B. Wilkie Scottish National Congress Alex Shaw Central Halls, Bath Street, Glasgow
1955-01-16 Oliver Brown Scottish National Congress T. Mulheron Central Halls, Glasgow
1955-04-24 W. Watson Jehovah’s witness Horace Jarvis SPGB Head Office, Clapham, SW4
1955-05-02 Colin Brown Liberal Party J. Higgins St. Andrews Halls, Glasgow
1955-11-16 Evan Richards Liberal Party Bob Coster Leyton Town Hall, High Road, E10
1956-02-06 Frank Maitland Independent Labour Party E. Wilmott Central Library, Spa Road, Bermondsey
1956-11-19 Frank Maitland Independent Labour Party Bob Coster Fulham Town Hall
1956-12-14 J. Britz Militant Socialist Group W. Read Bethnal Green Library
1957-01-25 Rev. J. Penny-Davies Christian J. Flowers Broadmead Baptist Chapel, Bristol
1957-03-20 B. Henderson Communist Party of Great Britain Harry Baldwin Guildhall Chambers, Bristol
1957-03-31 Barr Catholic Evidence Society H Jarvis SPGB Head Office, Clapham, SW4 [32]
1956-05-16 Donald Rooum London Anarchist Group Bob Coster Bethnal Green Library [33]
1955-11-04 E. J. Ham Union Movement Jim D’Arcy Lambeth Town Hall
1955-12-11 Terence Chivers Peace Pledge Union D. M. de la Touche Laurie Arms, Crawford Place, N1
1954-12-15 Alan Tomkins Socialist Labour Party Cyril May Dennison House, Vauxhall Bridge Road, SW1
1958-01-17 John Fitzgerald Proportional Representation Society E. Glucksberg Bethnal Green Town Hall
1958-01-31 Roy Douglas Liberal Party E. Critchfield Bethnal Green Town Hall, Cambridge Heath Road, E2
1958-03-30 V. R. Hill Social Credit Propaganda League Bob Coster St. Andrew’s Halls, Kent Road, Glasgow
1958-12-08 S. Thomas Liberal Party Frederick James People’s Hall, Heathcoate Street, Nottingham
1959-02-20 B. K. Preuss Labour Party M. Harris Co-op Hall, Prewett Street, Bristol
1959-05-10 Father Bernard Rickett Catholic Church Bob Coster Coop Educational Centre, Broad Street, Nottingham [34]
1959-06-15 Rev. P. M. Barker Liberal Party J. Higgins Community Centre, Bellshill, Lanarkshire
1961-06-14 Gordon Browne Liberal Party James D’Arcy Public Hall, High Street, Carshalton
1961-10-29 Richard Headicar Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament Melvin Harris Denison House, 296 Vauxhall Bridge Road, SW1
1962-05-14 Edward Martell National Fellowship Jim D’Arcy Conway Hall
1962-11-15 Councillor Evans Liberal Party Labour Hall, Boston Avenue, Southend
1961-11-19 J. Mathieson Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament Harry Baldwin St Albans Hall, Walworth Road, SE17
1963-03-29 J. Mumby Liberal Party Cyril May Bromley Library, High Street, Bromley
1963-04-22 Henry Tomkin Conservative Party L. Weidberg Conway Hall
1964-02-23 J. Palmer Labour Party Jim D’Arcy Mahatma Gandhi Hall, Fitzroy Square, W1
1964-03-18 Sydney Bidwell Labour Party Cyril May Hammersmith Town Hall
1963-05-08 J. Haigh INDEC Edmund Grant Bromley Library, High Street, Bromley
1959-06-18 Jim Plant Socialist Labour Party Harry Baldwin Conway Hall
1958-06-25 Alan Lomas New Liberal Party Robert Ambridge Co-op Hall, 129 Seven Sisters Road, N7
1967-05-21 Tony Southall Vietnam Solidarity Campaign Dick Donnelly McLellan Galleries, Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow
1967-12-10 Dafydd Stephens Plaid Cymru Adam Buick 2 Soho Square, W1
1968-01[?] Tom Kemp Socialist Labour League Adam Buick Hull University [35]
1968-07-16 D. Davies Young Liberals Adam Buick Swansea
1967-12-11 R. Kerr Shelter Ray Guy Ealing Town Hall
1969-05 Joe Bent Communist Party of Great Britain Ralph Critchfield Havil Street Hall, Peckham Road, SE5
1969-11-17 D. Pirie British National Front Edmund Grant Hornsey Town Hall
1970-05 Jeffries & Lavery International Socialism Fleming & Vanni Free Gardener’s Hall, Edinburgh [36]
1972-04-08 [?] Independent Labour Party Jim D’Arcy Bolton Institute of Technology, Deane Road, Bolton
1970-09-14 Cllr. Vic Butler Labour Party Adam Buick Muswell Hill library
1973-05-09 [?] Young Conservatives Robert Barltrop Muswell Hill library, N10
1973-09-23 Dr. E. Wilson Family Planning Association Dick Donnelly McLellan Galleries
1974-06-06 Sydney Bidwell Labour Party Robert Barltrop Ealing Town Hall
1975-04-24 Sir Keith Joseph Conservative Party E. Hardy Phillippa Fawcett College [37]
1974-06-06 Sydney Bidwell, MP Labour Party Bob Coster Ealing Town Hall
1969-07-03 Paul Gerhardt International Socialists Jim D’Arcy Clarendon Press Institute, Walton Street, Oxford [38]
1967-09-21 [?] Scottish Republican Clubs Vic Vanni McLellan Galleries
1967-12-02 M. Brook Labour Party Young Socialists Tony D’Arcy Greenford Co-op Hall, Greenford Lane [39]
1977-08-20 [?] International Communist Current E. Hardy SPGB Head Office, Clapham, SW4
1978-02-02 [?] Young Conservatives Jim D’Arcy Royal Oak, York Street, W1
1977-05-13 [?] International Communist Current [?] Leeds Trade Club, Saville Mount, Leeds
1977-07-14 [?] Ecology Party [?] Friends Meeting House, Ward Street, Guildford
1977-10-01 [?] Workers Party of Scotland [?] McLellan Galleries
1979-01-25 [?] Scottish Labour College Vic Vanni Trades Council Halls, 14 Picardy Place, Edinburgh
1979-01-28 [?] Workers Party of Scotland Campbell McEwan McLellan Galleries
1979-03-06 Horace Cutler Conservative Party [?] University College London [40]
1979-09-09 David Ramsay Steele Libertarian Alliance E. Hardy SPGB Head Office, Clapham, SW4
1977-11-02 David Alton, MP Liberal Party Adam Buick Liverpool University Students Union
1980-05-03 [?] International Communist Current Barry McNeeney Dr Johnson House, Bull Street, Birmingham
1980-06-13 David Ramsay Steele Libertarian Alliance Brown Friends Meeting House, North Street, Guildford
1980-07-30 secretary Stoke Communist Party Steve Coleman Resource Centre, Mollart Street, Hanley
1980-11-07 David Milburn Conservative Party Harry Young Carlton Arms, Seaham
1981-05-08 Arthur Sedon Institute of Economic Affairs E. Hardy Guildford Friends Meeting House
1981-05-14 P. Braithwaite Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament Steve Coleman Dr Johnson House, Birmingham
1981-05-15 N. Smith Social Democratic Party Barry McNeeney Carlton Arms, Seaham, County Durham
1981-09-10 David Ramsay Steele Libertarian Alliance Ron Cook Prince Albert Pub, Wharfdale Road, London, N1
1980-09-11 Prof. Antony Flew anti-socialist Steve Coleman Bellerby Theatre, Leadale Lane, Guildford [41]
1958-10-09 A. Yeeles Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament Pieter Lawrence Finsbury Library, St John Street, EC1
1958-11-19 [?] Scottish National Party Howard Moss Prince Albert
1954-12-09 B. Ritchie Association of World Federalists B. Sinclair Princess Royal, 47 Hereford Road, W2
1982-01-14 Edward Charles Christian Socialist Movement Barry McNeeney Prince Albert
1982-02-11 Albert Meltzer Black Flag [?] Prince Albert
1982-02-24 William Shepherd Militant tendency Steve Coleman Ruskin House, Combe Road, Croydon [42]
1982-03-07 [?] Labour Party Young Socialists Barry McNeeney Labour Rooms, Blackburn Road, Accrington
1982-05-13 B. Kissen Poale Zion Eddy Grant Prince Albert
1982-08-12 Tadek Jarski Solidarity with Solidarity Vic Vanni Prince Albert
1982-08-27 Keith Chesterton Labour Party Eddy Grant Guildford
1982-09-08 [?] Croydon Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament Pieter Lawrence Ruskin House, Croydon
1982-11-11 Monty Johnstone Communist Party of Great Britain Steve Coleman Islington Central Library [43]
1951-12-02 Richard Blaustein Conservative Party [?] Prince Albert
1983-01-20 David Martin[disambiguation needed] Social Democratic Party Steve Coleman Prince Albert
1983-02-03 R. Hughes Conservative Party Pat Deutz Libraries Hall, Spa Road, Bermondsey, SE1
1983-02-11 Margaret Sharp Social Democratic Party E. Hardy Mount Social Club, Portsmouth Road, Guildford
1983-02-17 J. Lewis Coalition for Peace through Security Steve Coleman Prince Albert
1983-03-02 I. Smedley Labour Party [?] Ruskin House, Croydon
1983-04-14 Susan Ardril Spare Rib Christine Moss Prince Albert [44]
1983-05-01 Paul Hirst controlled market economy E. Hardy Prince Albert [45]
1983-07-07 Tony Jones Ecology Party Pieter Lawrence Prince Albert [46]
1983-09-09 Ted Haywood Ecology Party Pieter Lawrence Mount Social Club, Guildford
1983-09-21 J. Lewis Coalition for Peace through Security Ralph Critchfield Christ Church Hall, Waterden Road, Guildford
1951-10-07 Arthur Johnston Conservative Party E. Hardy The Prince Albert, Wharfdale Road, N1 [47]
1982-12-09 Roger Scruton anti-socialist Howard Moss Woodford Road Sports Ground Pavilion, Guildford [48]
1984-01-16 Cllr. John France Labour Party Ron Cook Central Library, Alexandra Road, Swansea
1984-01-19 Lady Olga Maitland Families for Defence Steve Coleman Islington Central Library [49]
1984-02-16 A. Smith & Harry Phipps Conservative Monday Club Dick Donnelly & C. Slapper Prince Albert [50]
1984-03-13 Mike German & Russell Smart SDP-Liberal Alliance Barry McNeeney Brownhills Hotel, Cardiff
1984-03-22 Ronald Malone Fellowship Party P. Wilson SPGB Head Office, Clapham, SW4
1984-06-07 Andrew Brierley Federation of Conservative Students Joe Carter Islington Central Library
1984-06-20 Lady Olga Maitland & Virginia Bottomley Conservative Party Clifford Slapper & Dick Donnelly Civic Hall, London Road, Guildford
1984-07-06 D. Pallet Conservative Monday Club Steve Coleman Marine Hotel, Clacton
1984-09-13 Tony Kerpel Conservative Party Garry Slapper Islington Central Library, Fieldway Crescent, N1
1984-10-27 [?] Communist Workers Organisation [?] Prince Albert
1984-11-21 John Hoos Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament Clifford Slapper Waggon and Horses, Stapleton Road, Bristol
1984-11-30 Tom Sackville, MP Conservative Party Howard Moss Bolton Central Library
1985-01-10 Teresa Gorman Conservative Party Steve Coleman Duke of York, York Way, N1
1985-02-14 Revd. David Humphrey Christian Ron Cook Duke of York, York Way, N1 [51]
1985-04-04 Cllr. Laurence Spigel Labour Party Steve Coleman Duke of York
1985-04-25 Roger Stott, MP Labour Party Dick Donnelly Bolton Central Library
1985-05-10 Colin Tipton Socialist Workers Party [?] The Star, Quarry Street, Guildford [52]
1985-05-30 Chris Muir Social Democratic Party Clifford Slapper Manchester Town Hall, Albert Square, Manchester
1985-06-07 Elliot Morley Labour Party Dick Donnelly Central Community Centre, Lindrum Street, Scunthorpe
1985-06-20 Paul Backhouse Peace Through NATO Dick Donnelly Duke of York [53]
1985-06-26 Rev. D. Haslam Christianity [?] Harlesden Methodist Church, High Street, Harlesden, NW10
1985-07-29 Richard Balfe, MEP Labour Party Pieter Lawrence SPGB Head Office, Clapham, SW4
1985-09-12 Andrew McIntyre Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament Clifford Slapper Duke of York
1985-09-25 Norman Barrie Communist Party of Great Britain Vic Vanni Wellgate Central Library, Dundee
1985-11-14 M. McGregor Federation of Conservative Students Steve Coleman Duke of York
1985-11-21 Michael Brown, MP Conservative Party Clifford Slapper The Star, Guildford
1985-11-26 [?] Ecology Party Clifford Slapper Carlton Arms, Seaham
1985-11-29 David Selbourne anti-socialist Ron Cook The Star
1985-12-02 Stan Newens, MEP Labour Party [?] SPGB Head Office, Clapham, SW4
1985-12-10 Rev. J. J. Stephenson Christianity Steve Coleman Carlton Arms, Seaham
1986-03-07 [?] Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament Steve Coleman Lambeth Town Hall
1986-03-27 Philip van der Elst Freedom Association Ron Cook Duke of York
1986-04-10 John Burton Institute of Economic Affairs Clifford Slapper Duke of York
1986-05-29 [?] Militant tendency Steve Coleman Scunthorpe Community Centre
1986-06-12 [?] Red Action Dick Donnelly Duke of York
1986-08-14 [?] Green Party [?] Duke of York
1986-09-19 Lady Olga Maitland Families for Defence E. Hardy The Star
1986-10-22 S. Barker Green Party Pieter Lawrence Millstone, Thomas Street, Manchester
1986-11-10 Bill Etherington National Union of Mineworkers Clifford Slapper Printers Pie, Pudding Chare, Newcastle [54]
1986-12-01 Monty Johnstone Communist Party of Great Britain Pieter Lawrence SPGB Head Office, Clapham, SW4
1986-12-11 G. Webster Gardiner Conservative Families Steve Coleman Duke of York [55]
1987-02-12 [?] Black Flag [?] Duke of York
1987-03-02 Alan Bowman Christian Sandy Easton The Broken Doll, Blenheim Street, Newcastle
1987-03-12 Keith Veness Labour Party [?] Duke of York
1987-05-08 Piers Merchant, MP Conservative Party Clifford Slapper Guildhall, Quayside, Newcastle
1987-05-15 Clive Bradley Socialist Organiser [?] Guildford Institute, Ward Street, Guildford
1987-05-21 Ian Dixon Communist Party of Great Britain Steve Coleman Headingley Community Centre, North Lane, Leeds
1987-05-29 Prof. Peter Abell Fabian Society [?] Guildford Institute
1987-06 Sean Mullen Revolutionary Communist Party Steve Coleman Tyneside Cinema, Pilgrim Street, Newcastle [56]
1987-06-01 Sandy Irvine Green Party Steve Dowsett St. John’s Church Hall, Grainger Street, Bolton
1987-07-09 Andrew Mitchell Conservative Party [?] Duke of York
1986-08-17 Barney McGill Labour Party [?] St Johns Church Hall, Bolton
1986-08-20 John Hulton Green Party Steve Dowsett The Liverpool, James Street, Liverpool
1986-11-19 Lady Olga Maitland Daily Express Steve Coleman Islington Central Library [57]
1986-11-20 David Clelland, MP Labour Party [?] St Johns Church Hall, Bolton
1986-11-20 Lindsay Cooke Green Party Barry McNeeney Chiswick Old Town Hall, Turnham Green, W4
1988-03-10 Chris Pryce Social Democratic Party Ralph Critchfield Duke of York
1988-05-19 Keith Nathan Labour Party Howard Moss Headingley Community Centre, Leeds
1988-08-11 Bruce Wallace Militant tendency Derek Devine Wellgate Library, Dundee
1988-09-08 Kelvin Hopkins Labour Party E. Hardy Duke of York [58]
1988-09-21 Kelvin Hopkins Labour Party Steve Coleman Luton Central Library
1988-11-02 Ron Brown, MP Labour Party Pieter Lawrence Lambeth Town Hall
1988-12-08 Michael Ivens Aims for Industry Pieter Lawrence Duke of York
1989-02-15 Cllr. David Corkey & Terri Jasper Labour Party Tim Kilgallon & Clifford Slapper Wallsend Town Hall, Wallsend High Street, Wallsend, Tyneside
1989-03-09 [?] London Anarchist Workers Group Steve Coleman Duke of York
1989-04-24 Cllr. Leslie Winter Conservative Party Steve Coleman Cricklewood Hotel, Cricklewood Broadway [59]
1989-05-05 Jeremy Hywel-Davis Green Party Adam Buick Chiswick Town Hall, Heathfield Terrace, W4
1989-05-11 Michael Ivens Aims for Industry Clifford Slapper Duke of York [60]
1989-07-06 [?] Communist Workers Organisation [?] The Liverpool, James Street, Liverpool
1989-07-19 Jenny Davies Social Democratic Party Clifford Slapper St Georges Square, Luton
1988-07-31 Rev. Gerald Beauchamp Christian Sandy Easton Prince of Wales, 101 Willesden Lane, NW
1988-08-10 Gerald Hartop Freedom Association Ron Cook Duke of York
1988-09-14 Gary Hawkins Labour Party Steve Coleman Duke of York
1988-09-22 Terry Liddle Republic Gary Jay Chiswick Town Hall
1988-10-13 [?] Ernest Bevin Society Pieter Lawrence Chiswick Town Hall
1988-11-17 Wayne David, MEP Labour Party [?] Swansea Central Library, Alexandra Road, Swansea
1988-12-14 Tadek Jaski Solidarity with Solidarity Steve Coleman Duke of York
1990-01-11 Phil Kelly Tribune Ralph Critchfield Duke of York
1990-02-21 David Milne Green Party Richard Headicar Royal Oak, Corporation Street, Eccles
1990-02-08 [?] Iran Communist [?] Duke of York
1990-03-08 Stephen Kreppel Conservative Party Richard Headicar Duke of York
1990-03-12 Derek Wall Green Party Adam Buick Hope Centre, Hope Chapel Hill, Hotwells, Bristol
1990-03-15 [?] Association of World Federalists Les Cox Chiswick Town Hall
1990-03-24 Cathy Pick Wandsworth Against the Poll Tax [?] SPGB Head Office, Clapham, SW4
1990-04-13 Adrian Lee Young Conservatives Dave Perrin Chiswick Town Hall
1990-05-10 Michael Collie Green Party Pieter Lawrence Guildford Institute, Ward Street, Guildford
1990-05-17 Sahib Mutaquim Bleher Islamic Party of Britain Sandy Easton Chiswick Town Hall
1990-07-19 Jack Lane Labour Party Adam Buick Chiswick Town Hall
1990-08-09 Mark Douglas Green Party Adam Buick Highbury Roundhouse Community Centre, 71 Ronalds Road, N5
1990-09-20 Peter Cadogan anti-socialist Joe Carter Chiswick Town Hall
1990-10-31 Simon Macilwaine Liberal Alliance Clifford Slapper Royal Oak, York Street, W1
1988-11-14 Martyn Jones, MP Labour Party Clifford Slapper Chiswick Town Hall
1991-01-17 Mark French Socialist Campaign for Animal Rights R. Headicar Chiswick Town Hall
1991-02-07 Paul Derrick Robert Owen Association John Usher Chiswick Town Hall
1991-03-28 Marc Gordon International Freedom Association Dave Perrin Cleveland Arms, Cleveland Street, W1
1991-04-18 Brian Summers New Economic Foundation Charmian Skelton Chiswick Town Hall
1991-06-15 Chris Wilson Independent Labour Publications Richard Headicar Alex Wood Hall, Norfolk Street, Cambridge
1991-06-26 Prof. John de V. Roberts World Federalists Ron Cook The Liberties Bar, 100 Camden High Street, NW1
1991-07-31 Julian Lewis Conservative Party Steve Coleman Liberties Bar
1991-08-13 Fred Harrison Centre for Incentive Taxation Adam Buick Land and Liberty office, 177 Vauxhall Bridge Road, SW1
1991-09-19 Mark Campanale Green investment advisor Pieter Lawrence Chiswick Town Hall
1991-09-25 Toby Fiennes Green Party Clifford Slapper Liberties Bar
1991-10-31 Prof. David Marsland anti-socialist Steve Coleman Chiswick Town Hall
1992-01-13 John Kemp Land and Liberty[disambiguation needed] Joe Carter SPGB Head Office, Clapham, SW4
1992-01-17 Barry Macleod-Cullinane Karl Menger Society Adam Buick Chiswick Town Hall
1992-02-26 Terry Liddle Labour Party Steve Coleman Liberties Bar
1992-03-20 [?] Green Anarchist Richard Headicar Chiswick Town Hall
1992-03-25 [?] Libertarian Alliance [?] Liberties Bar
1992-04-02 Mark Brady Libertarian Alliance Adam Buick Falkland Arms, 31 Bloomsbury Way, WC1
1992-06-06 Cllr. Roger Lord Conservative Party Steve Coleman Arena Sports and Leisure Club, Circular Road East, Colchester [61]
1992-06-19 [?] Socialist Organiser Sharon Pinner Chiswick Town Hall
1992-07-08 Cllr. Ellis Hillman Labour Party Steve Coleman Liberties Bar [62]
1992-09-18 Paul Coulam Anti-Federalist League Sandy Easton Chiswick Town Hall
1992-09-25 Bob Layton Libertarian Alliance Pieter Lawrence Beacon Centre, 42a Richmond Road, Kingston
1991-10-16 Astra Seibe Green Party Richard Headicar Chiswick Town Hall
1991-11-17 Robert Burrage New Right Steve Coleman West Greenwich House, Greenwich High Street, SE10
1991-12-06 Wally Bensilum Liberal Democrats Pieter Lawrence The Arena, Colchester
1993-02-19 Chris Marsh Peace Tax Campaign Richard Headicar Chiswick Town Hall
1993-03-19 Robert Whelan Committee on Population Gwynn Thomas Chiswick Town Hall
1993-05-21 Paul Deacon Transeuropa[disambiguation needed] John Usher Chiswick Town Hall
1993-06-23 Cllr. Roger Hughes Liberal Democrats Steve Coleman Wharncliffe Hotel, Bevercotes Road, Sheffield
1993-07-28 Sir Robin Williams Campaign for an Independent Britain Slapper Conway Hall [63]
1993-10-14 Charles Secrett Friends of the Earth Pieter Lawrence Empress of Russia, 362 St John Street, EC1
1993-11-11 John Papworth Fourth World Review [?] Empress of Russia
1993-12-02 Niall O’Connor Troops Out Movement Richard Headicar Islington Central Library
1993-12-02 Rev. Angela Robinson Christian Socialist [?] Arena, Colchester
1993-12-09 Stan Newens, MEP Labour Party Steve Coleman Friends House, 175-177 Euston Road, NW1 [64]
1994-01-21 Lord Desai Labour Party Adam Buick Chiswick Town Hall
1994-04-27 Jerry Hayes, MP Conservative Party Dick Donnelly Conway Hall
1994-05-06 [?] Communist Workers Organisation Sandy Easton Chiswick Town Hall
1994-05-20 Niki Kort Velyessy Green Party Clifford Slapper Kensington Central Library, Phillimore Walk, W8
1994-05-26 [?] Communist Workers Organisation Dave Perrin Three Cranes Hotel, 74 Queen Street, Sheffield
1994-06-01 Michael Meadowcroft Liberal Party Clifford Slapper Conway Hall
1994-06-04 Richard W. Bourne Fabian Society Steve Coleman Arena, Colchester
1994-09-25 Keith Brown Scottish National Party Dick Donnelly 15 Brunswick Street, Edinburgh
1994-11-21 R. Cuper Labour Campaign for Electoral Reform Jacek Krauze Chiswick Town Hall
1994-11-24 Pat Murphy Socialist Organiser Adam Buick Sheffield Centre Against Unemployment, 73 West Street, Sheffield
1993-12-19 Denis O’Keefe free-marketer Steve Coleman Chiswick Town Hall
1995-01-15 Cllr. Donnachadh McCarthy Liberal Democrats Adam Buick SPGB Head Office, Clapham, SW4
1995-02-02 [?] Green Party Pieter Lawrence Arena, Colchester
1995-02-22 Judy Maciejowska Campaign for Political Ecology Pieter Lawrence Beacon Centre, 42 Richmond Road, Kingston, Surrey
1995-11-15 Nick Best Green Party John Bissett Newcastle University
1995-02-27 Michael Hayman Young Conservatives Chris McColl Three Cranes Hotel, 74 Queen Street, Sheffield
1995-03-17 Phillip Loads free-marketer Richard Headicar Chiswick Town Hall
1995-03-19 Terry Liddle Labour Party Richard Headicar SPGB Head Office, Clapham, SW4
1995-03-28 [?] Green Party Pieter Lawrence Brighthelm Centre, North Road, Brighton
1995-04-14 Tom Rigby Alliance for Workers Liberty Nigel McCullough Conway Hall
1995-04-23 Robert Corfe Full Employment League Pat Deutz SPGB Head Office, Clapham, SW4
1995-05-18 Jamal Harwood Luton Cultural Islamic Society Richard Headicar University of Luton, Park Square, Luton
1995-05-19 David Cairns Christian Socialist Movement Adam Buick Chiswick Town Hall
1993-05-30 [?] Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament Steve Coleman Brighthelm Centre, Brighton
1993-06-05 [?] International Marxist Convention [?] Chiswick Town Hall
1993-07-26 David Senior Conservative Party Clifford Slapper Conway Hall
1991-09-24 David Reid anti-socialist Cyril Evans SPGB Head Office, Clapham, SW4
1988-09-27 Tony Pearce Christian Ron Cook Conway Hall
1986-10-25 Mark Osborn Alliance for Workers Liberty Adam Buick University of London Union, Malet Street, WC1 [65]
1986-11-02 [?] Friends of Bosnia Society Brian Johnson Students Union
1995-11-19 [?] Reclaim the Streets [?] SPGB Head Office, Clapham, SW4
1995-12-06 [?] Alliance for Workers Liberty [?] St Enoch Hotel, Howard Street, Glasgow
1996-03-13 Cllr. Ed Young Conservative Party Clifford Slapper Royal Holloway University, Egham, Surrey
1996-04-07 Dan Wheatley Association of World Federalists Vic Vanni SPGB Head Office, Clapham, SW4
1996-06-17 Richard Laming Federal Union Dave Flynn Chiswick Town Hall
1996-09-25 Sir Teddy Taylor Conservative Party Clifford Slapper Lambeth Town Hall, Acre Lane, SW
1996-11-24 Andrew Sawdon Liberal Democrats Richard Headicar SPGB Head Office, Clapham, SW4
1997-02-17 [?] Socialist Labour Party Dave Flynn Chiswick Town Hall
1997-04-25 Dominic Hobson Conservative Party Peter Maloney Conway Hall
1998-03-16 [?] Mebyon Kernow [?] The Yacht Club, Promenade, Penzance
1997-04-27 Dorene Robinson Green Party Vincent Otter The Yacht Club, Penzance
1997-04-28 Paul Holmes Liberal Party Vincent Otter Community Centre, South Terrace, Camborne, Cornwall
1997-06-04 Sir Richard Body, MP Conservative Party Dave Flynn Conway Hall
1997-06-05 Andrew George, MP Liberal Democrats Dick Donnelly YMCA, Alverton Road, Penzance
1996-09-07 Cllr. Phil Andrews local politician [?] Chiswick Town Hall
1999-02-17 Alison Williams Commission on Global Governance C. Slapper Marchmont Community Centre, 62 Marchmont Street, WC1
1999-11-06 Kate Buckell Alliance for Workers Liberty Dave Flynn Caxton House, St Johns Way, N19
2000-07-17 Naomi McPherson The Alternative Approach Stuart Watkins SPGB Head Office, Clapham, SW4
2003-07-08 Richard Balfe, MEP Conservative Party Sandy Easton Conway Hall
2006-10-09 UCL Debating Society pro-War on Terror Bill Martin University College London [66]
2008-09-20 Ian Bone Class War Howard Moss SPGB Head Office, Clapham, SW4
2009-02-28 Magnus Nielsen United Kingdom Independence Party Danny Lambert SPGB Head Office, Clapham, SW4
2010-02-04 Eamonn Butler Adam Smith Institute Richard Headicar Conway Hall

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  1. ^ Report in October and November 1906 Socialist Standard
  2. ^ Report in April 1907 Socialist Standard
  3. ^ Report in June 1908 Socialist Standard
  4. ^ Report in July 1909 Socialist Standard
  5. ^ Report in December 1909 Socialist Standard
  6. ^ Report in August 1910 Socialist Standard
  7. ^ Reproduced as pamphlet The Socialist Party and the Liberal Party
  8. ^ Reproduced as pamphlet Socialism versus Tariff Reform
  9. ^ Report in September 1913 Socialist Standard
  10. ^ Report in May 1925 Socialist Standard
  11. ^ Report in May 1928 Socialist Standard
  12. ^ Report in May 1930 Socialist Standard
  13. ^ Report in June 1928 Socialist Standard
  14. ^ Report in August 1931 Socialist Standard
  15. ^ Report in July 1931 Socialist Standard
  16. ^ Report in March and April 1932 Socialist Standard
  17. ^ a b Report in January 1933 Socialist Standard
  18. ^ Report in March 1933 Socialist Standard
  19. ^ Report in December 1934 Socialist Standard
  20. ^ Report in April and May 1935 Socialist Standard
  21. ^ Reproduced as pamphlet Should Socialists Support Federal Union?
  22. ^ Report in July 1948 Socialist Standard
  23. ^ Report in August 1948 Socialist Standard
  24. ^ Report in September 1948 Socialist Standard
  25. ^ Report in April 1949 Socialist Standard
  26. ^ Report in May 1949 Socialist Standard
  27. ^ Report in June 1949 Socialist Standard
  28. ^ Report in September 1949 Socialist Standard
  29. ^ Report in March 1950 Socialist Standard
  30. ^ Report in September 1950 Socialist Standard
  31. ^ Report in March 1952 Socialist Standard
  32. ^ Report in June 1957 Socialist Standard
  33. ^ Report in August 1957Socialist Standard
  34. ^ Report in July 1959 Socialist Standard
  35. ^ Report in March 1968 Socialist Standard
  36. ^ Report in July 1970 Socialist Standard
  37. ^ Report in June 1975 Socialist Standard
  38. ^ Report in August 1975 Socialist Standard
  39. ^ Report in January 1976 Socialist Standard
  40. ^ Report in April 1979 Socialist Standard
  41. ^ Recorded as № 17 in Socialist Party Tapes Library
  42. ^ Report in April 1982 Socialist Standard: recorded as № 10 in Socialist Party Tapes Library
  43. ^ Recorded as № 4 in Socialist Party Tapes Library
  44. ^ Recorded as № 25 in Socialist Party Tapes Library
  45. ^ Recorded as № 62 in Socialist Party Tapes Library
  46. ^ Recorded as № 18 in Socialist Party Tapes Library
  47. ^ Recorded as № 90 in Socialist Party Tapes Library
  48. ^ Report in May 1984 Socialist Standard
  49. ^ Recorded as № 1 in Socialist Party Tapes Library
  50. ^ Recorded as № 21 in Socialist Party Tapes Library
  51. ^ Recorded as № 16 in Socialist Party Tapes Library
  52. ^ Recorded as № 2 in Socialist Party Tapes Library
  53. ^ Recorded as № 23 in Socialist Party Tapes Library
  54. ^ Recorded as № 14 in Socialist Party Tapes Library
  55. ^ Recorded as № 22 in Socialist Party Tapes Library
  56. ^ Recorded as № 6 in Socialist Party Tapes Library
  57. ^ Recorded as № 15 in Socialist Party Tapes Library
  58. ^ Recorded as № 63 in Socialist Party Tapes Library
  59. ^ Recorded as № 61 in Socialist Party Tapes Library
  60. ^ Recorded as № 95 in Socialist Party Tapes Library
  61. ^ Recorded as № 102 in Socialist Party Tapes Library
  62. ^ Recorded as № 108 in Socialist Party Tapes Library
  63. ^ Recorded as № 111 in Socialist Party Tapes Library
  64. ^ Recorded as № 110 in Socialist Party Tapes Library
  65. ^ Report in December 1995 Socialist Standard
  66. ^ Miller, Tristan (October 10, 2006). ""War on Terror" debate tonight versus US ambassador". Socialist Party of Great Britain. Retrieved January 2007.