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Date Tournament Round Motion
2016-02-06 John Smith Memorial Mace - English Leg 1 This House would allow offenders serving a prison term of ten or more years to opt to remain in prison indefinitely beyond their court appointed release date.
2016-02-06 John Smith Memorial Mace - English Leg 2 This House believes that the US and UK should cease selling arms to Saudi Arabia until they withdraw from Yemen.
2016-02-06 John Smith Memorial Mace - English Leg 3 This House believes that LGBT+ advocacy groups and lobbyists should publicly fight for reparations for the victims, and the families of victims, of the AIDS epidemic.
2016-02-06 John Smith Memorial Mace - English Leg 4 This House regrets Aung San Suu Kyi's declaration of intention to control the National League of Democracy (NLD) despite being constitutionally barred from running for president.
2016-02-06 John Smith Memorial Mace - English Leg 5 This House prefers a world where the conception of the afterlife is based on karmic balance, rather than divine mercy
2016-02-06 John Smith Memorial Mace - Scottish Finals 1 This house would not wear a poppy.
2016-02-06 John Smith Memorial Mace - Scottish Finals 2 This house supports the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions movement.
2016-02-06 John Smith Memorial Mace - Scottish Finals 3 This house regrets South Africa's Rainbow Nation narrative (long prep).
2016-02-06 John Smith Memorial Mace - Scottish Finals 4 This House Believes the Eurozone should adopt a policy of fiscal union.
2016-02-06 John Smith Memorial Mace - Scottish Finals 5 This House supports the Lean In movement.
2016-02-06 John Smith Memorial Mace - Scottish Finals Open_Semis This House believes that the Britain Stronger in Europe campaign should pursue a 'Project Fear' strategy of negative campaigning similar to Better Together* in the upcoming referendum.
2016-02-06 John Smith Memorial Mace - Scottish Finals Open_Final This House would welcome a resurgence of Pink Tide Values in Latin American Politics.
2014-02-08 John Smith Memorial Mace Scotland 1 THW allow employees to sign a contract to give up their right to have children in exchange for a higher salary
2014-02-08 John Smith Memorial Mace Scotland 2 THBT developing nations should no longer sell land to foreign companies
2014-02-08 John Smith Memorial Mace Scotland 3 THW make the weight of votes proportional to a person’s expected remain lifespan
2014-02-08 John Smith Memorial Mace Scotland 4 TH supports the use of violent protest to topple oppressive regimes
2014-02-08 John Smith Memorial Mace Scotland 5 THW restrict CEOs from annually earning more than 12 times the salary of his or her lowest-paid employee
2014-02-08 John Smith Memorial Mace Scotland Open_Semis TH, as the Catholic Church, would vote in the Pope through a referendum amongst all Church-going Catholics when electing a new Pope, rather than amongst Cardinals
2014-02-08 John Smith Memorial Mace Scotland Open_Final THBT the State should pay to each and every citizen 15,000 pounds per year unconditionally
2013-12-07 John Smith Memorial Mace Welsh leg 1 THW legalise euthanasia
2013-12-07 John Smith Memorial Mace Welsh leg 2 THW provide financial incentives to individuals leading a vegetarian lifestyle
2013-12-07 John Smith Memorial Mace Welsh leg 3 THBT FIFA should reallocate the 2022 World Cup from Qatar to a country with a superior human rights record
2013-12-07 John Smith Memorial Mace Welsh leg 4 THBT major Hollywood studios should increase the number of lead roles for female villains substantially in their blockbuster films
2013-12-07 John Smith Memorial Mace Welsh leg Open_Final THBT the media should fabricate and publish positive economic stories during prolonged periods of economic recession
2013-11-23 John Smith Memorial Mace 1 THW ban the advertising of financial products that entail an obligation of consumer debt
2013-11-23 John Smith Memorial Mace 2 THBT domestically, Margaret Thatcher’s premiership did more harm than good
2013-11-23 John Smith Memorial Mace 3 THW allow pro-immigration charities to sue politicians and media outlets that defame ’immigrants’
2013-11-23 John Smith Memorial Mace 4 THW tax earnings over £1million by 75% but allow individuals to decide how the government spends the additional revenue generated by this income
2013-11-23 John Smith Memorial Mace Open_Semis TH welcomes the decline of US-led humanitarian interventions without international consensus
2013-11-23 John Smith Memorial Mace Open_Final THBT all main political parties should implement a cross party political scheme to use all-women shortlists to get more women into parliament until gender parity is reached
2013-04-20 John Smith Memorial Mace International Final Open_Final This House Would Make the Use of Unmanned Military Attack Vehicles a War Crime
2013-03-05 John Smith Memorial Mace (Ireland Open_Semis) Open_Semi_1 TH regrets the rise of globalisation
2013-03-05 John Smith Memorial Mace (Ireland Open_Semis) Open_Semi_2 THBT individualism has failed us
2013-02-19 John Smith Memorial Mace Open_Quarter_1 THW ban the use of artificial human augmentation, either by surgical or genetic therapy.
2013-02-19 John Smith Memorial Mace Open_Quarter_2 THB that people who attend mass are morally responsible for the actions of the Catholic Church
2013-02-19 John Smith Memorial Mace Open_Quarter_3 THW allow prisoners to choose death over life sentence
2013-02-19 John Smith Memorial Mace Open_Quarter_4 THW ban domestic drones
2013-01-28 John Smith Memorial Mace 1 THW criminalise doping in sport
2013-01-28 John Smith Memorial Mace 2 THW ban any technology that can delete or alter a person's memory
2013-01-28 John Smith Memorial Mace 3 A pill exists that ensures "moral behaviour", THW ban the morality pill.
2013-01-28 John Smith Memorial Mace 4 THB that abortion referendums should be open to women voters only
2013-01-28 John Smith Memorial Mace 5 THB countries should cease trying to prevent climate change and focus resources on preparing for its consequences.
2013-01-28 John Smith Memorial Mace 6 THB social media companies have a duty to prevent far-right or hate groups from using their platforms.
2013-01-28 John Smith Memorial Mace 7 TH supports a Palestinian right of return.
2013-01-28 John Smith Memorial Mace 8 THBT former colonial powers should never intervene militarily or economically in favour of one side in a civil war or rebellion in a former colony.
2012-11-24 John Smith Memorial Mace England Leg 1 THW Abolish National School Curriculums
2012-11-24 John Smith Memorial Mace England Leg 2 THBT in Times of High Unemployment, Governments Should Remove all Minimum Standard Regulations in the Labour Market
2012-11-24 John Smith Memorial Mace England Leg 3 THB India should not allow Tesco or Walmart into their national market
2012-11-24 John Smith Memorial Mace England Leg 4 THW Punish Parents when Their Children Bully Others at School
2012-11-24 John Smith Memorial Mace England Leg 5 TH Regrets the Rise of the Career Politician
2012-11-24 John Smith Memorial Mace England Leg Open_Semis THBT, where resources are scare, minority campaign groups should fund minority art, literature and films rather than funding lobbying for legislative change
2012-11-24 John Smith Memorial Mace England Leg Open_Final THB that the Press Cannot be Trusted to Regulate Itself :
2012-11-20 John Smith Memorial Mace 1 THW create a permanent seat for the Travelling Community in the Dáil.
2012-11-20 John Smith Memorial Mace 2 THW create a constituency for the Irish abroad.
2012-11-20 John Smith Memorial Mace 3 THW allow Asylum Seekers to work.
2012-11-20 John Smith Memorial Mace 4 THW compel parents to take equal paternity and maternity leave.
2012-11-20 John Smith Memorial Mace 5 THW require the unemployed to participate in community work to be eligible for social welfare.
2012-11-20 John Smith Memorial Mace 6 THW re-introduce the punishment of banishment for serious crimes.
2012-11-20 John Smith Memorial Mace 7 THW grant the police the ability to stop and search without reasonable suspicion in designated areas and times.
2012-11-20 John Smith Memorial Mace 8 THB the US Federal Government should continue to enforce the national prohibition on drugs in states which legalise the personal use of cannabis.
2012-04-29 International John Smith Memorial Mace Final Open_Final This house believes the ICC should use bounty hunters to capture and, if necessary, kill indicted war criminals
2012-03-30 John Smith Memorial Mace Final Open_Final THBT Science Is Holding Back Humanity
2012-03-20 John Smith Memorial Mace Open_Semiss Open_Semis THBT Feminist Groups Should Actively Recruit Male Spokespeople
2012-03-20 John Smith Memorial Mace Open_Semiss Open_Semis THBT Feminist Groups Should Campaign for a Complete Overhaul of the Economic System
2012-03-05 John Smith Memorial Mace Open_Semiss Open_Quarter_1 THBT the NAACP should publicly condemn Chris Brown
2012-03-05 John Smith Memorial Mace Open_Semiss Open_Quarter_2 THW ban “My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding”
2012-03-05 John Smith Memorial Mace Open_Semiss Open_Quarter_3 THW abolish the two categories for Best Actor/Actress and Best Supporting Actor/Actress at the Academy Awards and award only gender neutral Oscars for Best Acting and Best Supporting Acting
2012-03-05 John Smith Memorial Mace Open_Semiss Open_Quarter_4 THBT notable LGB figures should not describe their sexuality as a choice