This House believes the Government has Failed Britain's Youth

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Proposition Opposition

GERARD TULLY
Gerard is a former Vice-President of the Union, and President of CUSU 

CRISPIN BLUNT MP
Crispin is a Conservative MP and the Minister for Youth Justice. He has advocated harsher penalties for those involved in the 2011 London riots.

DR PRIYA GOPAL
Dr Priyamvada Gopal is a lecturer in English at Cambridge University. In a Guardian column, she called for resistance to the coalition government's "savaging the public good" at the expense of the common man.

PETER HITCHENS
Peter Hitchens is an award-winning writer and Mail on Sunday columnist. He frequently appears on national television and radio, debating left-wing oppoonents on a variety of topics. 

REV NIMS OBUNGE
Reverend Nims is a Pastor at the Freedom's Ark Church in Tottenham, and Chief Executive of the Peace Alliance.
GAVING BARWELL MP
Gavin is the Conservative MP for Croydon Central, a constituency badly damaged by the 2011 riots. He has spoken strongly in favour of witholding benefits from convicted riots. Gavin a former President of the Cambridge Union Society.

On the motion "This House Believes the Government has Failed Britain's Youth" the house divided:

Ayes: 211
Abstentions: 92 
Noes: 86

The motion passed.