Motions

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Neil Harvey-Smith simply defines motions as “the topic for debate, worded “This House…”” (p.186) Essentially this house is the group that is proposing an action and that proposed action is the statement that follows.

In this page you will find hundreds of motions, many of them suggested by users, and some from tournaments that you may use as you wish. The intention of this list to give you ideas for possible debate motions so we have also included motions from the Debatabase. Where the proposer of the motion is known this also shows.

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This House believes a third world war is inevitable
This House believes access to medical resources should be prioritized to individuals with longer life expectancy
This House believes access to the internet should be controlled
this house believes affordability is the most important problem facing university education
This House believes Africa is really rising
This House believes Africa's industrial revolution will be based on mobile technology
This House believes African cities need to invest more in housing to replace slums
This House believes African leaders should be transparent about their health
This House believes African nations should ban the sale of skin whitening creams, and similar products.
This House believes African states should withdraw from the ICC
This House believes African tradition oppresses women
This House believes Africans are worse off due to natural resources
This House believes aid does more for national security than bombing
This House believes aliens will be agressive
This House believes all nations have a right to nuclear weapons
John Engle
This House Believes Alternative Medicine Poses a Threat to Public Health
Nick Bibby
This House believes an aging population will be beneficial
This House believes ancient history should have no bearing on the South China Sea dispute
This House believes anonymity hampers online disourse
This House believes anti-Japan sentiment is manufactured by the Chinese government
This House believes arming non state actors is counterproductive
This House believes ASEAN should be the mediator in South China Sea dispute
This House believes Asia needs to do more to protect the environment
This House believes atheism is the only way
This House believes attorney-client privilege should be abolished
This House believes authoritarianism can be a force for good
This House believes being a team worker is more important than to be a brilliantly creative person
This House believes bigger is better
This House believes blasphemy has no place on the statute books
Nick Bibby
This House believes Britain should join the Euro currency
This house believes burden of homework damages students
This House believes business should be to serve society not just make a profit
This House believes Cape Verde’s regional future lies with Europe, not Africa
This House believes casinos cause more harm than good
This house believes children should have legal obligations towards parents after adulthood.
This House believes Christians should be allowed to wear the Cross at work
Nick Bibby
This House believes cities are the ideal level of governance
This House Believes civil liberties should be sacrificed for the greater good
Gerald Brent
This House believes colonisation of another culture can be justified
This House believes community radio is good for democracy
Nick Bibby
This House believes cooperation is better than competition
This House believes Corporations’ Use of IP Laws in Relation to Event Sponsorship Poses a Threat to Freedom of Expression
Nick Bibby
This House believes criminal justice should focus more on rehabilitation.
Rebecca Keating
This House believes degrees in the creative arts are luxuries society can no longer afford
Nick Bibby
This House believes democracy can be built as a result of interventions
This House believes democracy is the best form of government
This House believes dictatorship is the best path to development
This House believes discipline is soley the responsibility of parents
This House believes dogs are better than cats
This House believes domestic intelligence agencies have a legitimate role to play in democracy
Elitsa Pavlova
Daniël Schut