European Union

  • Oxford IV 2014

    Here are the motions from the Oxford IV debate tournament, held on the 14-16 of November 2014.

    Round 1: This house believes that in order for a law to be enacted, it should have to be passed by the legislature and then by a body chosen at random from eligible voters.
    Round 2: This house believes that press agencies should not purchase or publish the work of freelance war reporters.
    Round 3: This house believes the EU should suspend Hungary's membership rights.
    Round 4: This house, as the gay community, regrets the existence of Grindr
    Round 5: This house would deny public funding to parties with explicitly ethnic-based membership or platforms

  • Yorkshire Novice Cup

    The Yorkshire Novice Cup was held on 23 November 2014, in Hull, UK

    Round 1: This House would replace all sin taxes with an increase in income tax Info slide: Sin taes are taxes above VAT, levied on goods considered to be unhealthy such as alcohol and tobacco
    Round 2: This House believes that the EU should issue a directive to all its member states to legalise gay marriage. Info slide: An EU Directive is a non-binding requirement passed to EU member states to enforce a policy within a certain time frame. Not fulfilling this requirement will lead to heavy financial penalties.
    Round 3: This House would abolish all non-comprehensive schools and require children to attend their geographically closest school.
    Round 4: This House believes that sexually assertive female pop stars identifying as feminists is harmful for feminism.
    Final: This House believes that Western nations should not attend sporting events in countries with bad human rights records

 

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