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Garleon's Ciao General Election

(+) Nothing would ever get done (-) Nothing would ever get done (*) (On Ciao since: 03/2006)

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Current Debate - Discounters and Christmas Shopping

Discounters and Christmas Shopping

(+) Bargains out there (-) But we want comfort food (*) (On Ciao since: 12/2014)

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Current Debate - John Terry’s scandal - Should he remain the captain of England national team or not?

John Terry’s scandal - Should he remain the captain of England national team or not?

(+) Retaining Terry would have been better for English football and for resisting witch-hunts (-) Sacking him served no purpose except to appease media rabble-rousers (*) (On Ciao since: 02/2010)

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Current Debate - Does Christmas start too early?

Does Christmas start too early?

(+) Cheap (-) Expensive (*) (On Ciao since: 11/2012)

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Current Debate - Should welfare benefits be capped at £26,000?

Should welfare benefits be capped at £26,000?

(+) Might get some cheats to sign off (-) Some vulnerable people will suffer; it's a form of social cleansing (*) (On Ciao since: 01/2012)

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Should ALL drugs be legalised?

(+) People will take drugs anyway (-) it will mess you up in the long term (*) (On Ciao since: 02/2004)

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Current Debate - Should students be charged interest on their loans whilst they are still at university?

Should students be charged interest on their loans whilst they are still at university?

(+) You might meet the love of your life at university. (-) Financially crippling (*) (On Ciao since: 03/2012)

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What is your opinion of compulsory drug testing in the workplace?

(+) Could Help (-) Personal Rights? (*) (On Ciao since: 07/2003)

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Current Debate - Memories of Bonfire Night

Memories of Bonfire Night

(+) pretty colours, good memories (-) loud, scary, people forget the true meaning (*) (On Ciao since: 10/2009)

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Is organic food good for you?

(+) Pushes up supermarket profits (-) Farmers markets (*) (On Ciao since: 03/2004)

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Current Debate - Tablet Buying Guide: Your top 5 tips

Tablet Buying Guide: Your top 5 tips

(+) With Tablets - you must know all the little details before purchase. (-) Many unknown brands are very unreliable. Better to pay extra for a good one. (*) (On Ciao since: 11/2013)

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Current Debate - Scottish Independence: Do you think Scotland should remain a part of the Union?

Scottish Independence: Do you think Scotland should remain a part of the Union?

(+) A clear democratic mandate would be best for any major constitutional change (-) But I fear that the proposed referendum won't allow Scots to express their true preference (*) (On Ciao since: 08/2012)

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Current Debate - Can Long-Distance Relationships Work?

Can Long-Distance Relationships Work?

(+) Intense memorable times (-) Emotions got lost in translation (*) (On Ciao since: 04/2012)

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Current Debate - Do programmes such as the X Factor have a positive or negative impact on the music industry?

Do programmes such as the X Factor have a positive or negative impact on the music industry?

(+) Keeps popular music in the public eye (-) Very safe and pedestrian, focuses on short term success over long term credibility (*) (On Ciao since: 11/2011)

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What should we do with the House of Lords?

(+) A fairer system that gives everyone a chance of representation (-) Too radical/crazy(?) (*) (On Ciao since: 03/2005)

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Current Debate - 5 Reasons To Vote YES or NO For An Independent Scotland

5 Reasons To Vote YES or NO For An Independent Scotland

(+) I don't think the Yes Voters will win (-) ...but it will be close (*) (On Ciao since: 08/2014)

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Does inclusion within the education system work?

(+) A view from inside (-) outside looking in (*) (On Ciao since: 02/2004)

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Current Debate - Tesco Car Parks

Tesco Car Parks

(+) Generally quite safe (-) Not very close to store on busy days (*) (On Ciao since: 06/2007)

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Current Debate - Do schools in the UK have too many holidays?

Do schools in the UK have too many holidays?

(+) Time to relax but also a time required to plan. (-) Those who moan holidays are too much should consider unpaid time for non-contact jobs. (*) (On Ciao since: 04/2013)

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What is it really like to teach in a primary school today?

(+) Many (-) Many (*) (On Ciao since: 04/2006)

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Current Debate - Should children\'s books have age certifications or ratings?

Should children's books have age certifications or ratings?

(+) More information on books could help parents make informed decisons. (-) Limiting which books children can read will limit the number of children that do read. (*) (On Ciao since: 10/2012)

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The meaning of life!

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Your Hobbies

(+) you decide (-) you decide (*) (On Ciao since: 08/2005)

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Current Debate - UK Government Spending Review: How will the cuts in public spending affect you and do you think the Government is doing the right thing for the UK economy?

UK Government Spending Review: How will the cuts in public spending affect you and do you think the Government is doing the right thing for the UK economy?

(+) "Lord, make me good…" (-) "…but not yet." (St Augustine) (*) (On Ciao since: 09/2010)

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Current Debate - Prince William and Kate Middleton are to marry in spring 2011. What are your thoughts on the happy couple and their future together?

Prince William and Kate Middleton are to marry in spring 2011. What are your thoughts on the happy couple and their future together?

(+) The fairytale will last through-out the day for Catherine Middleton (-) Common folk will have to endure it and see re-runs of it for years to come (*) (On Ciao since: 11/2010)

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Current Debate - World Championships in Athletics Osaka 2007

World Championships in Athletics Osaka 2007

(+) Dope tests are increasing, punishments are tougher (-) Determining who took the drugs knowingly and who made a mistake (*) (On Ciao since: 08/2007)

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The children of today

(+) None (-) Is it too late? (*) (On Ciao since: 08/2005)

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Current Debate - Was the press right to publish the naked photographs of Prince Harry and Kate Middleton?

Was the press right to publish the naked photographs of Prince Harry and Kate Middleton?

(+) Hopefully the rewards will finance breast cancer research. (-) Life thru a lens - equals many intrusions. (*) (On Ciao since: 09/2012)

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Should world debt be forgiven?

(+) Allows Nations to invest in basic infrastructure like medical and schools (-) On its own, dropping the debt cannot solve World Poverty (*) (On Ciao since: 06/2002)

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Current Debate - Gay Marriage

Gay Marriage

(+) Throws some reality on to the subject (-) Needless soul searching (*) (On Ciao since: 10/2010)

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Procrastinate Now!

Advantages: Nothing would ever get done
Disadvantages: Nothing would ever get done

...Duncan (Torr) invited me to produce a manifesto for my political party as part of Garleon's Ciao General Election. I could have responded straight away. But, as you will see, that would have been the height of hypocrisy. For I represent Paul's Proposed Pa ...

Silverback 02.04.2006 · Read full review
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Review of Garleon's Ciao General Election

Politics gone mad ??

Advantages: A new free thinking society
Disadvantages: Proof of insanity required

Good morning electorate . I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself to any of you who haven't been reckless enough to have followed my erstwhile dubious career within this hallowed community I am Janej47 … democratically elected lead ...

Janej47 11.03.2006 · Read full review
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Review of Garleon's Ciao General Election

Not so much torr's manifesto, more an invitation

Advantages: A LHAP of honour
Disadvantages: In the LHAP of the gods

Friends, Romans, Ciaontrymen, lend us a quid. Or better still, a tenner till the weekend. And no, in case you're wondering, I don't intend to squander it on shelter and wholesome nourishment, still less on worthy and charitable causes, but to inv ...

torr 24.03.2006 · Read full review
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The Militant Pedestrian Party.

Advantages: 5
Disadvantages: 0

The Militant Pedestrian Party. OUR SPIEL: We, The Militant Pedestrian Party, can provide Britain with a foolproof way of completely plugging the hole in The Earth's ozone layer. Rest assured that ours is no temporary 'papering over the crack' soluti ...

mr-zeeman 02.04.2006 · Read full review
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Review of Garleon's Ciao General Election

Baalzamon's Manifesto

Advantages: New and innovative policies
Disadvantages: Until recently we were known as the 'Political Apathy Party'

You may have noticed the extensive poster campaign of late, advertising my very own political party - The Cheese Party. No? Surely you're familiar with such catchy slogans as "Feta than the rest!", "Can't bear the rest? Camembert us!", "Cheese Party - the ...

baalzamon 10.03.2006 · Read full review
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