I've had a number of requests for motions in the run up to Worlds:
You can find past Worlds Motions at http://www.debating.net/flynn/wudcmot.htm
This year's motions:
Motions from the Oxford IV.
1. THW lift the international ban on whaling
2. THW mandate the use of condoms in pornography
3. THW introduce a salary cap for European footballers
4. THBT Russia should compulsorily renationalise its oil and gas industries
5. THBT people who refuse to accept jobs which require them to remove religious dress should not recieve unemployment benefit
ESL Semi: THW make English the single working language of the EU
ESL Final: THBT the outing of public figures is a legitimate tactic of the gay rights movement
Main Quarter: THBT fault should be a factor in the awarding of court ordered divorce settlements
Main Semi: THBT western nations should buy opium from Afghan farmers for morphine production
Main Final: THBT doctors should inform parents before carrying out abortions on under 16s
UCD IV Motions:
Rd 1: TTHWS the imposition by the legislature of a ten year mandatory minimum sentence for sex crimes
Rd 2: TTHW exempt developing countries from international laws on intellectual property.
Rd 3: TTHB Israel should preemtively strike Iran.
Rd 4: TTHW give social welfare in the form of vouchers.
Rd 5: TTHW ban hunting.
Semi: TTHW not allow David Irving speak on campus.
Final: TTHW take clinically obese children into care
CUSID BP Final:
Something along the lines of:That This House Supports a Shoot to Kill Policy Against Suspected Terrorists.
Newcastle IV Final:THBT When it comes to AIDS prevention is better than cure
Irish Mace Motions:
That This House Would Legalise Performance Enhancing Drugs in Professional Sport
That This House Would Legalise Consensual Cannibalism
That This House Would Ban Adultery
That This House Supports a Shoot to Kill Policy Against Suspected Terrorists
That This House Supports Compulsory MMR Vaccinations for Children
That This House Would Ban Boxing
That This House Would Introduce Compulsory ID Cards
Irish Times Motions:
These motions are very specifically Irish.
However they may give you an insight into the issues being debated in Ireland at the moment.
This House Regrets The Arrival Of Starbucks In Ireland
This House Believes It’s Time To Restore Stormont
This House Would De-List Residential Buildings
This House Believes RTE Should Cut The Rose Of Tralee
This House Would Steal Its Music
This House Would Boycott Shell
This House Believes Britain Should Criminalise The Glorification Of Terror
This House Would Return The Columbia Three
This House Would Remove Judge Curtin From The Bench
This House Believes George W. Bush Is A Legitimate Target
This House Believes Bono & Bob Should Stay Out Of Politics
This House Believes Parents Should Pay For The Crimes Of Their Children
This House Regrets The Arrival Of Dublin’s Casinos
This House Regrets France’s Ban On The Hijab
This House Would Introduce ASBO’s
This House Would Halt The Tribunals
For more details of issues in Ireland visit
Or search the internet if you are uncertain who Judge Curtin etc is.