Debaters are thinking people. They think about the world. They think hard. Then they debate. But only after they've thought a lot. Here are some ways of thinking about common debating topics.

Is being online bad for us?

Is being online bad for us?

We're all plugged in to the online world whether we like it or not. But is it bad for us?

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Should we have a general election?

Should we have a general election?

We've had three prime ministers in two months. Isn't it time for a general election?

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Should we ration energy use?

Should we ration energy use?

Supplies of gas and electricity may run low this winter. How should we deal with this?

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The Prime Minister

The Prime Minister

Who gets to be PM? What can they do? How do we get rid of them?

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Are strikes ever justified?

Are strikes ever justified?

Strikes inconvenience us all. Are they justifiable?

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Universal Basic Income

Universal Basic Income

Should the government give everyone free money?

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What is the point of exams?

What is the point of exams?

Should we get rid of GCSEs and A-Levels?

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Abortion

Abortion

What are the rights and wrongs of abortion?

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The Overton Window

The Overton Window

How do you get from unthinkable to acceptable to policy?

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Sanctions and boycotts

Sanctions and boycotts

Do sanctions and boycotts work? Are they fair?

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The monarchy

The monarchy

Does the UK monarchy make any sense?

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Why do people commit crimes?

Why do people commit crimes?

Whose fault is when people do bad things? Theirs? Or society's?

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