An extraneous proposition or inessential piece of information used to gain advantage in a debate.
- Since changes in the rights of a defendant to trial by jury could only by authorised by Parliament this proposal is more a debating point than a practical suggestion.
- These are not dry statistics or theoretical debating points.
- Accusing anyone who points to European models of wanting ‘privatisation’ might score some cheap debating points, but it's nonsense.
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