The Opposition’s Responsibilities
The responsibility of Her Majesty’s Loyal Opposition is to find fault with the Government’s plan. Their job: to convince the judges that the government’s case is ill-advised, incomplete, not feasible or bettered by another plan. There could be other creative ways of proving the law should not be passed.
Standard methods :
- “If it ain’t broke…” [Reassert status quo]
- Clash with all contentions
- Introduce a counter plan. [Counter plan issue: the Opposition then assumes the burden of proof. If the case is not made for this counter plan, then they lose.]