Andy Hume

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Can Miliband rise above the fray?

Follow Election Debates’ rolling coverage of Thursday’s ITV Leaders’ Debate here, and on Twitter @electiondebates Opinion by Andy Hume When Ed Miliband takes to the stage to debate David Cameron on Thursday night, he’ll have plenty of backup. Not just the five aides that each leader has been allowed to bring to the first televised debate proper … Continue reading

Clash of style and substance looms in Vice Presidential Debate

Opinion by Andy Hume Vice-presidential debates typically don’t matter very much in the scheme of things, but Thursday’s match-up between Paul Ryan and Joe Biden is attracting an unusual amount of attention, and it is sure to be a fascinating clash of styles in a number of ways. Both candidates will be under significant pressure … Continue reading

Advising Romney: what the challenger needs to do to win the debates

In the second of two opinion pieces, Andy Hume, debate coach and former world debating champion, provides advice to the candidates on what they need to do to win the upcoming US presidential debates. Yesterday, it was President Obama. Today it’s Governor Romney. Governor Romney, Your opponent has a small but persistent lead in most … Continue reading

Advising Obama: what the President needs to do to win the debates

In the first of two opinion pieces, Andy Hume, debate coach and former world debating champion, provides advice to the candidates on what they need to do to win the upcoming US presidential debates. First up, it’s President Obama. Mr. President, In 2008, you were generally felt to have had the better of your election … Continue reading

Election date set as leaders prepare for historic debates

Opinion by Andy Hume This year’s UK General Election will be the first to feature televised debates between the leaders of the three main parties Election Debates will be covering all three debates, which are slated for Thursday 15th, 22nd and 29th April 2010, and inviting a range of experienced adjudicators from across the political … Continue reading

Biden wins vice presidential debate: Hume

Judge: Andy Hume Winner: Biden Scores: Biden 80 | Palin 73 Reasons: In my view a clear win for Biden, who was the stronger of the two speakers on most criteria.  The early stages of the debate were reasonably even but as the focus shifted to foreign policy Biden began to pull ahead. His advantage … Continue reading

Judge Profile — Andy Hume

Location: Korea. Andy won the World Universities Debating Championship (WUDC) in 1997 for Glasgow University. He was a regular finalist and winner of regional and national debating tournaments. He is the author of the rules for the Public Speaking Competition at the World Universities Debating Championship. Andy has judged in tournaments all over the world, … Continue reading