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This house would open borders
November 20, 2014 @ 5:00 pm / 6:30 pm
Borders between nations represent geo-political boundaries, giving governments a physical national constituency and the ability to decide who enters and who leaves their country.
Advocates for open borders, or the loosening of border restrictions argue that the movement of people is essential to provide economies with flexible workforces and leads to the Host nation having a stronger economy. In addition they argue for the mixing of cultures and communities that occur with open borders, such as the ones we see across the EU.
Critics of this viewpoint state that borders are essential to be able to police the quality of Migrants who enter a country, and ensure that host nations are able to keep their national identities.
With the EU high on the political agenda for the upcoming election, and as a part of the University of Manchester Students’ Union Global week, the Manchester Debating Union asks the question: should we open all borders?
Join us at our new venue in the Roscoe Building, Theatre B, at 17:00 on Thursday 20th!