M274 - Motion on the Commonwealth GamesWatch
The Commonwealth has imperialistic origins, but today it serves a very different purpose than the promotion of our interests.
Massive Nay from me
The Commonwealth exists and wishes to face off in a sporting manner.
I reject the notion that our colonial past is shameful.
While i support the creation of a federal Eurozone state, i'm tempted to look towards the Anglosphere.
There already is a European Athletics one so I doubt they would let a different championship effectively supersede it, and it is happening on the 12-17th of August in Zurich.
It may have been established as a colonial thing, but it now has thrown off those ideas and it a forum for world leaders to meet informally as well as bringing together citizens of the world.
Nay, nay, thrice nay (apologies to the late Frankie Howerd).
We should be looking for closer ties with the anglosphere, funnily enough I don't see a European Games as particularly appealing either. I wish people would get over our colonial past already, yes, we had an empire, it doesn't mean we all have to kill ourselves as punishment.
im temporarily a Green MP proxying for Chlorophile, I will be voting in favor of this, the commonwealth is nothing more than an imperial colonial hang on, half the nations in it have vile policies on things like gay rights as well, maybe being told to get their own heads of state might force some progress in these places as an added bonus.