Six hundred people packed into Church House Westminster recently to hear the thoughts of a specialist panel on the 2016 US Presidential Election.
The Spectator Events’ debate, in association with Rathbones, ‘The 2016 US Presidential Debate; Clinton or Trump?’ was chaired by Andrew Neil, chairman of The Spectator Magazine Group.
Speakers for Hilary Clinton were American playwright and critic Bonnie Greer, The Financial Times chief foreign affairs commentator Gideon Rachman and UK chair of Democrats Abroad Roberto Ravelli, while panelists speaking on the side of Donald Trump were author and biographer Conrad Black, The Spectator’s High Life columnist Taki Theodoraacopulos and editor-in-chief of the American Spectator R Emmett Tyrell Jr.
Church House GM Robin Parker commented: “As you can expect, the debate about the US Presidency was extremely lively. It is just one of the many high-calibre political events we have hosted this year. These events are of immense interest to members of the public and it was great to hear the panelists’ thoughts in front of another capacity audience.”
Church House Westminster has a long history of staging political debates, having played host to the House of Commons and the House of Lords during WWII.
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