Multiculturalism vs. Integration

Should societies integrate their immigrants into one, national life-style? Or should they instead embrace all the different cultures represented in

Coalition Government

Is coalition government preferable to government by a single political party? All the Yes points: Coalition government is more democratic,

Sale of Human Organs Should be Legalized

Should we legalise the sale of human organs? All the Yes points: We already accept the ethic of private healthcare.

Science: a Threat to Society?

Science has shown itself capable both of killing and curing – on balance, for which does it have more potential? All

Globalisation: Marginalisation of the Poor

Has the rise and spread of trans-national companies exacerbated global economic inequalities? All the Yes points: The poor are being

Commonwealth Should Be Abolished

Should the Commonwealth be abolished? All the Yes points: The Commonwealth is a pointless legacy of the British Empire, which

Museums Should Be Free

Should museum entry be free? All the Yes points: Museums preserve and display our artistic, social, scientific and political heritage.

We Should Have Child Curfews

Should young people be subjected to night-time curfews as a way to reduce crime? All the Yes points: Youth crime

Zero Tolerance Is a Good Way to Reduce Crime

Is zero tolerance policing (strict and set responses to all crimes by police) a good way of reducing crime? All

Alcohol Consumption Should Be Further Restricted

Should the sale and consumption of alcohol – the world’s favourite drug – be further restricted, or even banned? All the

Capital Punishment

Is it ever justifiable to execute criminals? All the Yes points: The principle of capital punishment is that certain murderers

Single-Sex Schools

Do boys and girls benefit more from being taught together or separately? All the Yes points: Women in particular benefit

We Should Restrict Freedom of Speech

Is it ever right for Governments to restrict freedom of speech? All the Yes points: Free speech is an inherently

There Should Be Mandatory Drug Tests in Schools

Should school students face mandatory drug-tests? All the Yes points: There is a clear and present problem with drug use

Surrogate Motherhood Should Be Allowed

Should surrogate motherhood be allowed? All the Yes points: Surrogacy is a way to bring the happiness of parenthood to

State Funding of Political Parties

Should political parties be funded by the state rather than by individual and corporate donations? All the Yes points: Corruption

Civil Disobedience

When is it justifiable for protesters and activists to break the law for the sake of their cause? All the

Internet Censorship

Should governments censor material on the world wide web? All the Yes points: Despite the generally prevailing principle of freedom

Cultural Treasures Should Be Returned

Should cultural treasures be returned to their country of origin? All the Yes points: Cultural treasures should be displayed in

United Nations: A Failure?

Should the United Nations be judged a failure? All the Yes points: The main objective of the United Nations at

Privatisation of the NHS [UK]

Should the NHS be privatised? All the Yes points: In the politics of today there is a noticeable commitment to

Marriage Is An Outdated Institution

Is marriage an outdated institution? Is co-habitation replacing the institution of marriage, and will this affect the security and stability

Mandatory Retirement

Should the government enforce a mandatory retirement age? Is there an age when one is ‘past it’?! All the Yes

Hollywood’s Influence

Does Hollywood have a negative impact on the world? All the Yes points: Artistic. Hollywood films are poor, lowest-common denominator

Assassination of a Dictator

Can the assassination of a dictator be justified? All the Yes points: Utilitarian argument: many deaths and much suffering could

Compulsory Voting

Should voting in elections be compulsory? All the Yes points: In all democracies around the world voter apathy is highest

Republic or Monarchy?

Should the monarchy be abolished? All the Yes points: The concept of monarchy is undemocratic. If the monarch retains any

Overpopulation and Contraception

Is there a global crisis of overpopulation? Is so, is increased use of contraception the solution? All the Yes points:

Private Lives of Public Figures

Should the private lives of public figures be open to press scrutiny? All the Yes points: The people have a

Drugs in Sport

Should the use of performance-enhancing drugs in sport be legalised? All the Yes points: Freedom of choice. If athletes wish
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