Motions

ESL Grand Final

  • This House supports the promotion of collective guilt after large scale crimes against humanity
  • ESL Semi Final

  • THR the decline of labour union power in the West
  • ESL Quarter Final

  • THBT the EU should decriminalise human smuggling*. * Human smuggling is the aiding of a willing person to illegally cross a border. It is distinct from human trafficking, in which the person does not consent.
  • Grand Final

  • THR the shift in the #MeToo movement from victims sharing their experiences to holding public figures to account
  • Semifinals

  • THBT liberal democracies should constitutionally enshrine the right of regions to unilaterally secede
  • Quarterfinals

  • THBT the IMF should require direct control over a country's monetary policy as a condition of national bailouts.
  • Octofinals

  • THW prefer a religion which preaches that one's fate in the material world is predetermined rather than one which preaches that choices influence it
  • Round 9

  • This house supports first generation immigrants to Western Europe encouraging their children to fully assimilate and identify with the local culture
  • Round 8

  • This House Believes That Artists should not participate in the ongoing interpretation of their art.
  • Round 7

  • This House, as Colombia, would cease cooperation with the USA in the War Against Drugs
  • Round 6

  • This House regrets the increasing trend of popular shows featuring neurodivergence* as the central theme. *Neurodivergence refers to those whose psychology is non standard, e.g. for reasons of mental health, mental disability, etc.
  • Round 5

  • This House Believes That South Korea should abandon the goal of, and all policies which aim at, Korean reunification
  • Round 4

  • This House Regrets the glorification of the immediate postcolonial leaders in Sub-Saharan Africa.
  • Round 3

  • This House believes that the State should fund the creation of, and access to, realistic androids that simulate romantic relationships.
  • Round 2

  • This House believes that State Health Services should allow private companies to run hospitals for profit
  • Round 1

  • This House Believes that the US Democratic Party should move to the left in candidate selection and policy platform