• results of past debates

    Browse the topics we have previously debated and the result of each one

  • 2019 debates

    Motions passed

    This House Would ban social media firms
    that fail to remove harmful content


    This House Would allow Shamima
    Begum to return to the UK


    This House Believes there is no
    such thing as ethical fashion


    This House Supports the introduction of mandatory
    sex and relationship education in primary schools


    This House Would scrap penalties for players who leave the pitch in response to racism in football


    This House Believes the Caster Semenya ruling is unfair


    This House Would ban police from asking
    complainants for their mobile phones as a precondition of prosecuting rape or sexual offences


    This House Supports returning to the Moon


    This House Would ban facial recognition
    technology for the policing of public spaces


    This House Would return foreign treasures in
    UK museums to their countries of origin


    This House Believes the disruption caused by
    the Extinction Rebellion protests is justified


    This House Supports a ban on political
    advertising on social media

    Motions defeated

    This House Believes Millennials should
    be more grateful to Baby Boomers


    This House Believes the BBC is legitimising racist
    abuse through its treatment of Diane Abbott MP


    This House Would outlaw the use of
    NDAs in employment disputes


    This House Believes the revoke
    Article 50 petition is pointless


    This House Would extradite Julian
    Assange to face trial in the USA


    This House Believes inaction of climate
    change is a product of democratic failure


    This House Believes the private lives of political
    leaders are a matter of public interest


    This House Believes the UK would be governed
    better by experts than politicians


    This House Would shut down all strip clubs


    This House Welcomes the development
    of mind-reading technology


    This House Believes Britain has changed
    for the better in the 2010s

  • 2018 debates


    This House Would call a 2nd referendum on leaving the EU


    This House Believes veganism will help save the planet

    This House Would presume drivers guilty

    of causing collisions with cyclists

    This House Would make misogyny a hate crime

    This House Believes dating apps are killing romance


    This House Believes protest marches undermine democracy

    This House Would make climate change a crime

    This House Regrets bailing out the banks 10 years ago

    This House Would introduce a four-day week in the UK


    This House Believes Serena Williams is a victim of sexism

    This House Would ban face-covering veils in public places

    This House Believes Jeremy Corbyn is not doing enough to

    tackle anti-Semitism in the Labour party

    This House Believes organ donation should be a gift not a presumption


    This House Would legalise no-fault divorce

    Silly season debate - which celebrity should run the country?


    This House Would legalise the possession of cannabis for recreational use

    This House Welcomes the visit of Donald Trump to the UK


    NHS 70: should good healthcare still be free for everyone?


    This House Would make internet companies liable for illegal

    content shared on their platforms


    This House Believes Russia is a strategic threat to the West

    This House Would encourage police to use enhanced stop and search powers to curb the rise of violent crime in London


    This House Would stay in the EU customs union

    This House Believes focussing on identity undermines diversity


    This House Would nationalise private companies that provide public services

    This House Would recognise Bitcoin as a legal currency


    This House Believes consumers must take responsibility for the plastic waste crisis

  • 2017 debates

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