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.

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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Should vaccines be compulsory?

Should vaccines be compulsory?

Vaccines save lives, ours and other people's. Should it be against the law to refuse them?

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Social liberalism vs social conservatism

Social liberalism vs social conservatism

Should society be closeknit, or open? Is freedom of choice more important than tradition? Which matters more, the community or the individual?

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Neo-liberalism vs social democracy

Neo-liberalism vs social democracy

How should we run the economy? An introduction to two key economic theories.

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