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Alan takes part in Intelligence Squared debate on Saudi Arabia

  • Jun 18, 2015

On Thursday 28th May Alan took part in an Intelligence Squared debate, broadcast on BBC World regarding the West's relationship with Saudi Arabia, speaking against the motion 'The West should get out of bed with the House of Saud' with former US diplomat James Rubin.

The final result saw Alan's side emerge successful with 49% against the motion, 47% against and 4% undecided.

It marked one of the biggest swings in an Intelligence Squared debate, as before the debate took place 17% of the audience declared themselves against to 43% in favour and 40% undecided.

Alan's contribution to the debate can be watched here: