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 emotional intelligence is the most important form of intelligence
This House believes Ethiopia is right to build a dam on the River Nile
This House believes EU member states should guarantee people under 25 a temporary workplace when they have been unemployed for six months
This House believes Europe still needs a constitution
Elitsa Pavlova
This House believes European NATO member governments should significantly reduce their armed forces
This House believes everyone deserves a second chance
This House believes everyone should learn history
This house believes extra-curricular activities in schools should be formally recognised.
This House believes family education is more important than school education
This House believes federalism does more harm than good for a third-world country.
This House believes feminism has not contributed to the wellbeing of women in the world
This House believes forced evictions are necessary for African cities to become global players.
This House believes France is right to intervene in Mali
This House believes free trade brings more harm than good
This House believes Gabon hosting the Africa Cup of Nations was a good thing
This House believes gender equality is an unattainable dream
This House believes German prosecutors should investigate NSA surveillance of Angela Merkel
This House believes Ghana’s ban on smoking in public places is a model for Africa
This House believes global warming can still be prevented
This House believes globalization is necessary for poverty reduction
This House believes GMOs are safe
This House believes governments in the Caribbean should prioritize spending on immunization
This House believes governments should choose open source software in order to encourage its use
Annie Jackson
This House believes greed is good
This House believes Guinea-Bissau should not let itself be turned in to a front of the US’ "war on drugs"
This House believes hacking is legitimate if used for national security purposes
This House believes happiness is the business of government
This house believes homosexuality should be decriminalised
This House believes homosexuals should be able to adopt.
Ina Subulica
This House believes humanity will lose distinctions between ethnicities
This House believes hydroelectric dams to be a part of the solution to global warming
This House believes if you 'spare the rod you spoil the child'
This House believes immigration is vital to the United States
This House believes in a federal Europe
Elitsa Pavlova
This House believes in a global language
This House believes in a national minimum wage
John Engle
This house believes in a right to self-defense
John Engle
This House believes in a world government
This House believes in fundamental human rights
Jordan Anderson
This house believes in global free trade.
This House Believes in Local Control of the Education System
Ronna Liggett
This House believes in manned space flight
This House believes in Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD)
This House believes in Santa Claus (Junior)
This House believes in the American Dream
This House believes in the conflict between Israel and Palestine, a two-state solution is better justified than a one-state solution
Jordan Anderson
This House believes in the Right to be forgotten
This House believes in the right to die
Nick Bibby
This House believes in the right to reply
Nick Bibby
This House believes in the use of affirmative action