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.]
The Atlantic Debate Conference has been postponed and will be rescheduled for Spring of 2019.