Douglas Murray speech, New Statesman/Frontline Club debate
Douglas Murray, author and political commentator, speaks at the New Statesman/Frontline Club debate on the motion: “This house believes whistle-blowers make the world a safer place.” With Julian Assange’s point-of-information interjection. Speakers for the proposition were Julian Assange, editor in chief of WikiLeaks; Mehdi Hasan, senior editor (politics) of the New Statesman; Clayton Swisher, head of al-Jazeera’s transparency unit. Speakers for the opposition were: David Richmond, former director for British defence and intelligence, member of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office board; Bob Ayers, former director of the US department of defence, information systems and security programme; Douglas Murray. The event took place on 9 April 2011, Kensington Town Hall, London. This footage was filmed exclusively for the New Statesman. Video direction: Michael Taylor, Big Face Art.