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Current Debate - Shop-till-you-drop in the January sales?

Shop-till-you-drop in the January sales?

(+) You can get bargains (-) You can buy things that really you do not need so not a bargain in fact (*) (On Ciao since: 12/2012)

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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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Current Debate - What is the most unusual New Year\' Resolution you have kept?

What is the most unusual New Year' Resolution you have kept?

(+) Positive changes physically and mentally (-) None! (*) (On Ciao since: 12/2011)

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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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Eating meat, yay or nay? My own personal opinion

(+) Low cholesterol, and you get your five fruit and veg easily. (-) None (*) (On Ciao since: 02/2004)

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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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Are British teachers justified in taking strike action?

(+) Might make the government get their ass moving (-) Disruptive to childrens education (*) (On Ciao since: 07/2003)

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Current Debate - Boycotting the Beijing Olympic Games, should politics have a place in sports?

Boycotting the Beijing Olympic Games, should politics have a place in sports?

(+) Take a decisive stand against a nasty dictatorship. (-) Wouldn't it be lovely if the Olympics were truly beyond politics? (*) (On Ciao since: 03/2008)

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Current Debate - X-Factor 2009: Did the best acts go through? Who do you think will win and why?

X-Factor 2009: Did the best acts go through? Who do you think will win and why?

(+) Some great performers in the final, Simon Cowell when he is being honest (-) The twins, Danyl Johnson and the audience manipulation by the producers (*) (On Ciao since: 09/2009)

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Current Debate - Do you think that a minimum pricing of alcohol should be brought in?

Do you think that a minimum pricing of alcohol should be brought in?

(+) It could deter some people from over indulging (-) It will cost me more money! (*) (On Ciao since: 05/2012)

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Current Debate - If we were given a referendum on the European Union would you vote for the UK to stay in or come out?

If we were given a referendum on the European Union would you vote for the UK to stay in or come out?

(+) It should not and need not happen… (-) …but it all too likely will (*) (On Ciao since: 10/2012)

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Current Debate - Cricket World Cup: do you think it\'s been a successful tournament for the ICC?

Cricket World Cup: do you think it's been a successful tournament for the ICC?

(+) Good show! (-) Too many rule changes (*) (On Ciao since: 04/2015)

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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 - What are your views on the Global Occupy Movement?

What are your views on the Global Occupy Movement?

(+) Noble goals. I'm a supporter of freedom of expression. (-) Fundamentally flawed idea behind it. (*) (On Ciao since: 01/2012)

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Current Debate - AV Referendum on 5th May! Which is fairer, AV or First Past the Post?

AV Referendum on 5th May! Which is fairer, AV or First Past the Post?

(+) A step in the right direction... (-) ...though not as big a step as it could or should be (*) (On Ciao since: 04/2011)

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Current Debate - The Gaza Conflict: How could the Israeli-Palestinian \

The Gaza Conflict: How could the Israeli-Palestinian "question" be solved?

(+) None at all (-) Bloodshed, civilian death, ruined buildings and hatred from both sides (*) (On Ciao since: 01/2009)

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Current Debate - Christmas Holidays 2009: Your Plans

Christmas Holidays 2009: Your Plans

(+) family time (-) expense! (*) (On Ciao since: 11/2009)

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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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Current Debate - Is an increasing population a good or bad thing for humanity?

Is an increasing population a good or bad thing for humanity?

(+) "Our children are our future" (-) More children, less future? (*) (On Ciao since: 10/2011)

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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 - 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 - Top 5 Home Energy Saving Tips

Top 5 Home Energy Saving Tips

(+) Deals around (-) Rip off Britain (*) (On Ciao since: 09/2013)

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Do you believe in aliens?

(+) You can see the evidence (-) Too many false calls (*) (On Ciao since: 04/2004)

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What's Wrong with the British Law?

(+) True interpretation of the law (-) Makes the law complex (*) (On Ciao since: 04/2005)

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Did man land on the moon?

(+) The absurd hoax theory hasn't gained much traction anywhere (-) Some people nevertheless believe it, simply because "governments lie" (*) (On Ciao since: 10/2004)

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Current Debate - Dealing with cyberbullying: Tips for kids and parents

Dealing with cyberbullying: Tips for kids and parents

(+) Usually temporary, can be dealt with (-) Absolutely awful to experience (*) (On Ciao since: 10/2013)

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Current Debate - How relevant is the age of consent in modern Britain?

How relevant is the age of consent in modern Britain?

(+) Relative certainty for everyone, protects most minors and adults, avoids demeaning judgements. (-) Fails to recognise individual variability - too high for some and too low for others. (*) (On Ciao since: 10/2012)

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Current Debate - London Olympics 2012: Will the games be a success?

London Olympics 2012: Will the games be a success?

(+) "Full of sound and fury…" (Macbeth) (-) "…signifying nothing." (except enormous expense) (*) (On Ciao since: 12/2011)

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Anti-Bacterial Products containing Triclosan

(+) Kills Bacteria in the short term (-) Strengthens Bacteria in the long term (*) (On Ciao since: 11/2005)

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Current Debate - Euro 2008 in Austria and Switzerland: Which country do you think will win and why.

Euro 2008 in Austria and Switzerland: Which country do you think will win and why.

(+) Football, Football, Football, No Media Hype about how great we are (-) No media hype about how great we are, No England, Scotland, Wales or Ireland (*) (On Ciao since: 05/2008)

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Must we?

Advantages: You can get bargains
Disadvantages: You can buy things that really you do not need so not a bargain in fact

SHOP TILL YOU DROP REALLY? Does anyone really do this or is this all advertising hype? In the last couple of years since I retired I have discovered that if you keep out of the shops that you spend far less. It seems obvious I know but if I went into t ...

catsholiday 31.12.2012 · Read full review
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Review of Shop-till-you-drop in the January sales?

Spend it Like Beckham

Advantages: Job creator - economy builder
Disadvantages: Corruption - human right issues

‘Shop-till-you-drop’, is a well-known marketing slogan; although as a debate question, it irks me that it is a prompt to promote consumerism, for the good of our decrepit economy, and for employment security. Max-out the credit card, for the sake of s ...

1st2thebar 19.12.2012 · Read full review
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Review of Shop-till-you-drop in the January sales?

Starting my Christmas shopping in January?!

Advantages: Cheaper items.
Disadvantages: Mad people, items may not be available!

~ Shop Till You Drop In The January Sales ~ The Sales I really used to enjoy the January sales however they just seem to start earlier and earlier every year! This year for example on Christmas Eve they were already mentioning the sales on th ...

mikeborry 27.12.2012 · Read full review
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Review of Shop-till-you-drop in the January sales?

January sales, in September...

Advantages: Lots of bargains.
Disadvantages: Lots of poeple.

……….with the prices of everything going up, instead of down. If you are a fan of comedy from the mid to late 1970’s, then you will of course recognise this line (the first half being in the title). It is of course from the classic Reggie Perrin Series ...

dynamicnurse 28.12.2012 · Read full review
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Review of Shop-till-you-drop in the January sales?

I'd rather not spend money after the expense of Christmas!

Advantages: some bargains, some good price reductions
Disadvantages: queues, rude people, stress, item you purchased as gifts are now probably reduced

The word "January Sales" = = = = = = = = = = = = = = When I hear this word the first thing that comes to my mind is busy shops, lots of people, red shopping bags, rude people, full clothing rails, clothes on the floor and long queues. Every retail shop ma ...

kiss_me2070 21.12.2012 · Read full review
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Review of Shop-till-you-drop in the January sales?