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There are 101 websites out there for debate - this was a blatant last attempt to get someone to stand against Gordon Brown.
Diane Abbott

Even within traditional universities there has always been debate about whether it wouldn't be better to focus on only one course at a time.
Philip Greenspun

A fool and his money be soon at debate (Five Hundred Points of Good Husbandry)
Thomas Tusser

What we have to do... is to find a way to celebrate our diversity and debate our differences without fracturing our communities.
Hilary Clinton

Take our politicians: they're a bunch of yo-yos. The presidency is now a cross between a popularity contest and a high school debate, with an encyclopedia of cliches the first prize.
Saul Bellow

Debate is masculine, conversation is feminine.
Amos Bronson Alcott

Al Jazeera aired a new tape of Osama bin Laden. It was the usual stuff, he called Bush evil, the Great Satan, called him a war monger. Basically, the same thing you heard at last night's Democratic debate.
Jay Leno

I love argument, I love debate. I don't expect anyone just to sit there and agree with me, that's not their job.
Margaret Thatcher

The whole size zero debate is disgusting. My sister, who's 13, looks amazing - but she's already worried about her figure.
Billie Piper

The daughter of debate
That still discord doth sow [on Mary Queen of Scots]
Queen Elizabeth I

It is very important that we have a debate about the direction of the party
Steve Webb

The debate has been heated, the viewing has at times been uncomfortable but, in my view, it is unquestionably a good thing that the programme has raised these issues and provoked such a debate.
Andy Duncan

The cure for crime is not the electric chair, but the high chair. [Education over punishment debate]
J Edgar Hoover

I don't think this debate is negative, it is enriching [on the EU summit]
Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero

Great leaders are almost always great simplifiers, who can cut through argument, debate and doubt, to offer a solution everybody can understand.
Colin Powell

Saddam Hussein also challenged President Bush to a debate. The Butcher of Baghdad vs. the Butcher of the English language.
Jay Leno

At the next election he'll offer the British public an alternative that provides weight and substance and seriousness in a political debate that is, frankly, increasingly obsessed with modishness and flim-flam [on Menzies Campbell]
Paddy Ashdown

We are all strong-willed, forceful personalities and the President encourages vigorous debate. [On whether they were all 'yes men' and women to the President]
Karen Hughes

Let the debate begin, let the rest of the world know that the iconic symbol of the United Kingdom may change [at including the welsh dragon on the Union Jack]
Ian Lucas

I am happy to debate the past with the Prime Minister... I have a big dossier on his past, and I did not even have to sex it up.
Michael Howard

It is, I think, good evidence of life after death (on the quality of debate in the House of Lords)
Donald Soper

We are Americans, We have the right to participate and debate any administration.
Hilary Clinton

This is not the age of pamphleteers. It is the age of the engineers. The spark-gap is mightier than the pen. Democracy will not be salvaged by men who talk fluently, debate forcefully and quote aptly. (Science for the Citizen)
Lancelot Hogben

If you need to get a rebate, then you should debate, is it fair by the law, that you had to pay more?
Stan Stevens

I think we should do better next week, better the week after, and better right throughout the course of our government. Sometimes in parties these things happen, but it is not acceptable and I do believe that what people now want to do is to debate the future - about policy - and I think the issues about what Tony Blair will or will not do are going to be left to Tony Blair
Gordon Brown



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