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Suggest your own motion to share with the debating community.

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 students should take a gap year before college
This House believes subsidies on fuel should be eliminated
This House believes technology can be an enabler in combating corruption
This House believes technology is killing our creativity
This House believes television is no longer vital to winning elections
This House believes Tennessee is correct to protect teachers who wish to explore the merits of creationism
This House Believes Terrorism can be justified
Sophie Zeelenberg
This House believes terrorism is an inevitable by-product of poverty
This House believes that a cap-and-trade system is preferable to a carbon tax in reducing carbon emissions.
This House believes that a good husband makes a good wife
This House believes that a legal qualification is worth the cost
This House Believes that academic performance is the best indicator of potential for sucessful life
This House believes that academic qualifications are more important than experience
This House believes that additive manufacturing will revolutionise the global economy
This House believes that advertisement for men and women's underwear should be banned
This house believes that Advertising creates artificial needs
This House believes that advertising is harmful
This House believes that African countries should prioritise economic development over democracy
This House Believes That all forms of art should not be subjected to censorship
This House believes that all literature, art, photography, film and music should be released under Creative Commons licenses
John Engle
This House believes that all nations should ban bullfighting
Jordan Anderson
This House believes that all polices related to the death penalty should only be determined throught referendum
This House believes that allied bombing can reduce the threat from Daesh
This house believes that Anarchism is a valuable political ideology
This house believes that animals have rights.
This House believes that animated films should be aimed at adults too
This House believes that Argentina's education system is crumbling
This House believes that ASEAN countries should significantly increase their millitary budgets
This House Believes that assisted suicide should be legalized
Stephanie Clayton
This House believes that austerity measures simply shifts the economic burden from the government to the least well off in society
This House believes that Balkan countries should be accepted in EU together as a package
This house believes that Barack Obama’s presidency has been a success
This House believes that barbie is an enemy of feminist movement.
This House believes that being altruistic benefits the alturistic individual
This House Believes That belief in God is irrational
James Laurenson
This House Believes That Biological parenthood should matter in custody hearings.
This House believes that bribery is sometimes acceptable
James Laurenson
This House believes that bringing in foreign labor brings more harm than good
This House believes that Britain should give up its EU rebate
Alastair Endersby
This House believes that CAFTA has failed the developing countries of Central America
This House believes that cannabis should be legalised
This House believes that capital is the most important factor of production
This House believes that capital punishment should be abolished in Africa
This House believes that capitalism is better than socialism
Lisa Zhang
This House Believes That celebrities who commit crimes should not qualify to receive industry awards
This House believes that children should be allowed to own and use mobile phones.
This house believes that children should have the right decide if they want to write in pen or pencil
This House believes that city life is better than country life
This house believes that civic tests are effective means for deciding whether someone should be granted citizenship
This house believes that civil society should be granted a wider participation in Africa’s political life