Oxford Union Debate: this house believes free trade is fair trade

February 15, 2004

Members of the Oxford Student Fairtrade Coalition worked with the Oxford Union to arrange a high profile debate on Fair Trade.

The motion was: This house believes that free trading is fair trading.

Oxford Union Debate: Thursday 3rd Week. HT 2004.

Guest Speakers included:

  • Franz Fischler, EU Commissioner for Agriculture
  • Peter Brabeck, Nestle CEO
  • Daleep Mukarji, Director of Christian Aid
  • Paul Chandler, Chief Executive of Traidcraft.

The Oxford Union chamber was packed for the debate, and the motion was conclusively defeated by over 2 to 1.

An in-depth article in the Oxford Student Newspaper was published the day before the debate.