Monday, June 29, 2015

World Schools Debate Academy 2015 Impromptu Motion List

We should tell our friends if they have been cheated on in a relationship.

Teenagers who have pocket money should share it with teenagers who do not.

THBT Google should inform authorities about suicidial searches.

THW would require companies to put images of animals suffering on all products and food whose production harmed or killed animals.

Testing products for humans on animals is immoral. MONDAY

THBT states should tax products on the basis of their ecologilcal footprint.

THBT all municipalities should not export their garbage.


THBT schools should avoid instilling a sense of patriotism.

THBT parents should push their kids to achieve, even if that comes at the expense of their child’s happiness.

This house believes both parents should be required to attend parenting classes before and after having a child.


THBT parents should monitor the electronic communications of their children, for example by installing spyware, requiring their children to give them their passwords, or reading browser histories.

THBT developed countries should grant an amnesty to illegal immigrants.

THBT democracies should extend voting rights to resident migrant workers.

THW not allow individuals to opt into a one-way mission to Mars with the Mars One Project.

Planet Earth should not seek to contact with extraterrestrial intelligence in the near future.

THW give the people sentenced for life in prison an option to choose a death sentence.

THW not punish those who live below the poverty line for economic crimes, e.g. theft.

THW discourage the installation of non-medical information technology (such as enhanced

memory, enhanced perception and distance communication) within the human body.

THW ban all medical procedures intended to change an individual's racial appearance.

THB economic sanctions against entire countries are a violation of human rights.

THBT we should not watch ISIS execution videos.

TH regrets the characterisation of soldiers as heroes.

THBT the government should pay housewives and househusbands for their work.

THW allow companies to decide not to hire smokers.

THBT we should grant overweight people the same protections from discrimination and hate speech as other vulnerable groups.

THW impose a high tax on unhealthy foods.

THBT individuals with bad personal lifestyles (that influence their health) should pay more for their health insurance.

There is too much money in professional sports.

This house would make membership in a labour union compulsory for every worker.

Thursday, June 4, 2015

WSDC 2015 Singapore Grand Final Motion

The Motions Committee for the 2015 World Schools Debating Championships in Singapore has now informed the organising committee that the motion for the Grand Final of this year's championship. It is:  

     This House Believes that governments should provide a guaranteed Universal Basic Income

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

WSDC 2015 Singapore - Prepared Prelim Motions

For WSDC 2015
Preliminary Round 1
This House would ban the use of zero-hour contracts
Preliminary Round 2
This House would require defendants in criminal trials to be represented exclusively by public defenders
Preliminary Round 3
This House supports academic tracking in primary and secondary education
Preliminary Round 5
This House believes that cities with significant immigrant populations should actively break up ethnic enclaves