Cork IV 2011

Motions from the Cork IV, held on the first weekend in December 2011.

Round 1: This house believes that all bail-out packages should be approved by a popular referendum in the recipient party
Round 2: This house believes that the Arab League should impose an oil embargo on the EU until the EU member states lift their ban on the Islamic Veil
Round 3: This house believes that it would be better if Sinn Fein took their seats (in the UK parliament)
Round 4: This house believes that Virginia Tech should remember Seung-Hui Cho, the shooter, along with his victims in its memorials … and launch 33 balloons
Round 5: This house would allow defendants in criminal trials to ask the judge to be acquitted on the grounds that the law they broke was unjust, and would instruct all juries to take this defense into account
Semi: This house believes that the State should give everyone an equal salary, paid for by the government, even if they are unemployed
Novice final: This house believes that the State should have no role in the recognition of marriage
Final: This house would refuse war veterans the right to vote

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