Government

Another word used for the proposition side in a debate. You’ll find this term particularly current in university-run British Parliamentary debating competitions, where the speakers are normally named as follows:

Opening Government team (OG)
  1. First Speaker (also called the Prime Minister)
  2. Second Speaker (also called the Deputy Prime Minister)
Opening Opposition team (OO)
  1. First Speaker (also called the Leader of the Opposition)
  2. Second Speaker (also called the Deputy Leader of the Opposition)
Closing Government team (CG)
  1. Third Speaker (also called a Member of the Government)
  2. Fourth Speaker (also called Government Whip)
Closing Opposition team (CO)
  1. Third Speaker (also called a Member of the Opposition)
  2. Fourth Speaker (also called Opposition Whip)
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