Religion In Itself Is A Purely Positive Force In The World

Despite all the bad press religion gets from militant atheists, organised religion is purely benevolent. Though it has undoubtedly been

Reheat tea in the microwave

Kettles use a lot of electricity, particularly as many of us boil more water than we need to make our

Is capitalism creating an expanding gap between the rich and the poor?

Communism has lost the conflict of ideologies. All that remains is capitalism, and a failing capitalism at that. While the

University Fees Should Be Scrapped

Young students eager to better themselves as people are facing crippling debts after they leave university unless they are born

Should Britain Become a Republic?

Should Britain become a republic and if so then when, in what fashion and indeed what form of republicanism should

Police Service Should Be Armed (UK)

Concerns have been raised over plans for armed police officers to patrol certain streets in London. The pilot scheme will

Should People Be Allowed to Sell Their Own Organs?

Surely the ultimate test of freedom is your ability to do whatever you want with your own body. That includes
Are Examinations a Fair Way of Testing Our Knowledge?

Are Examinations a Fair Way of Testing Our Knowledge?

Many students dislike exams and children of all ages seem to have a diet of more and more exams that

Should healthy eating be made mandatory?

It is well documented that healthy eating is extremely beneficial in keeping people healthy, preventing diseases like cancer, increasing life

Religious beliefs/practices override government laws

Should religious groups be able to use their own rules instead of the laws of the country they live in?

Terrorists should be treated as prisoners of war

Should those suspected of or convicted for terrorist offences receive the same protections as those which apply to prisoners of

Repatriate all Illegal Immigrants

Should governments repatriate all illegal immigrants to their countries of origin? All the Yes points: The only way to stop
Public Health Concerns Justify Compulsory Immunization

Public Health Concerns Justify Compulsory Immunization

Immunization by vaccine saves thousands of lives. The benefits are much greater if everyone is vaccinated than if not, therefore

Should people be allowed to do what they want to their own bodies?

For example tattoos, self-harm or taking drugs that are harmful to health. The question ignores the question of external effects,

Paparazzi and press intrude too much into celebrities lives

We live in an age addicted to information and celebrity culture. With the latest news that Fabio Capello is enraged
We should prize freedom over security and abolish anti-terrorism legislation

We should prize freedom over security and abolish anti-terrorism legislation

“Calling rose by another name does not change its beauty neither smell”… There are quite a few differences between the

Direct vs. Representative Democracy

Is direct democracy preferable to representative democracy? All the Yes points: Direct democracy gives power back to the people. Getting
Parenting Classes Should Be Made Compulsory

Parenting Classes Should Be Made Compulsory

Should parents be required to attend parenting classes before being permitted to raise children? All the Yes points: States have

School Attendance Should Be Voluntary

Should schoolchildren be allowed to choose whether to attend school or not? All the Yes points: Many students enjoy and
The agreement between Russia and Great Britain in 1907 was inevitable?

The agreement between Russia and Great Britain in 1907 was inevitable?

States do not always react the same way in essentially similar situations, what influenced the way a state went can
The EU should impose a special Europe-wide tax on meat consumption to help save the planet

The EU should impose a special Europe-wide tax on meat consumption to help save the planet

We on team proposition like the taste of meat. But we cannot deny that excessive meat consumption is a threat

Does Joe Calzaghe deserve to be recognised as one of the greatest boxers of all time?

46 fights. 46 wins. The Pride of Wales has beaten everyone put in his path including American greats Bernard Hopkins and Roy
Should Smoking Be Banned in Public Places?

Should Smoking Be Banned in Public Places?

Many countries today have laws that prohibit smoking in public places because it affects non smokers as well. This damages

Is Rain Man such a bad image of autism?

This week in Sheffield is the showing of the theatre production of Rain Man. The film has a bad press
Interest rates on personal lending should be capped by law at 20%

Interest rates on personal lending should be capped by law at 20%

Team South Africa is over the moon to be proposing this most orgasmic of debate motions ;) The context is clear:
Rich countries should actively recruit medical personnel from poorer countries

Rich countries should actively recruit medical personnel from poorer countries

Why should medical personnel be seen as any different than other professionals who are headhunted for efficiency and have the
Heavy drinkers should be denied liver transplants

Heavy drinkers should be denied liver transplants

An important problem that many coutries face is the serious shortage of liver transplants. Many people are unable to use
Pre-nuptial agreements should not be recognised in divorce courts

Pre-nuptial agreements should not be recognised in divorce courts

All the Yes points: Prenuptial agreements should not be recognized in divorce courts Prenuptial agreements are either too lovely or

Age Of Criminal Responsibility Should Be Raised

Should the age of criminal responsibility be raised to 16 or even 18 across the world? All the Yes points: Children do

Child Soldiers Should Be Prosecuted

Should countries prosecute child soldiers for the crimes they committed during wartime? Should there be an international minimum age of
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