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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 - HS2: Can the UK afford the high speed rail network system?

HS2: Can the UK afford the high speed rail network system?

(+) I'll be able to get around faster on my pensioners rail card (-) Not immediate enough to create a boost, technology may supercede it, and it may never happen. (*) (On Ciao since: 02/2013)

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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 - 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 - Should social networks introduce a minimum age and passport verification?

Should social networks introduce a minimum age and passport verification?

(+) Gives the impression children are safer online. (-) Activities online compromised. Overall, an obsessive intrusion. (*) (On Ciao since: 03/2013)

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Should Cyclists have to pass a test and have compulsory insurance?

(+) Safer roads and less deaths (-) Less people will use bikes? (*) (On Ciao since: 09/2004)

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Current Debate - Do Brtis work too many hours in the week?

Do Brtis work too many hours in the week?

(+) We will work hard is we have a job (-) The underclass is exploding (*) (On Ciao since: 10/2010)

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Current Debate - What do you think about the Dooyoo redesign?

What do you think about the Dooyoo redesign?

(+) Gordon Bennett, leave it out (Terry McCann, 'Minder') (-) I don't believe it! (Victor Meldrew, 'One Foot in the Grave') (*) (On Ciao since: 04/2014)

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Current Debate - Your feeings about the NHS

Your feeings about the NHS

(+) many (-) many (*) (On Ciao since: 09/2007)

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Current Debate - Should the Elgin Marbles be returned to Greece?

Should the Elgin Marbles be returned to Greece?

(+) Beautiful sculptures that the whole world deserves to see (-) The collection is and perhaps always will be split (*) (On Ciao since: 02/2014)

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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 - UK General Election 2010: What does the future hold for the UK?

UK General Election 2010: What does the future hold for the UK?

(+) Coalition represents a majority of voters, and could lay foundation for saner system in future (-) Potential for friction and discord (*) (On Ciao since: 04/2010)

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What's Right or Wrong with Democracy?

(+) Err... (-) Low turnout, faults with FPTP (*) (On Ciao since: 10/2002)

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Current Debate - Japan Disaster: Do you think it prompts a fresh look into reactor safety?

Japan Disaster: Do you think it prompts a fresh look into reactor safety?

(+) A low carbon alternative. Good safety record (-) Accidents can cause major environmental consequences (*) (On Ciao since: 03/2011)

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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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Political Correctness is driving me mad

(+) Good deals if your a bureaucrat - bonus plan, golden handshake (-) Loads of Red Tape - More than Blue Peter would get through in 100 years (*) (On Ciao since: 02/2010)

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Current Debate - Child benefit cuts - is it fair?

Child benefit cuts - is it fair?

(+) Has unearthed a political agenda namely a poisoned chalice (-) Grotesquely unfair measures that doesn't aid anyone, except for political gain (*) (On Ciao since: 02/2013)

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Who should do the parenting?

(+) N/A (-) N/A (*) (On Ciao since: 08/2006)

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Exams in general

(+) A good future if you pass. (-) A bad future if you fail. (*) (On Ciao since: 01/2011)

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Camera Phones: New peeping Toms?

(+) capture those happy memories (-) theft, pornography, and paedophilia (*) (On Ciao since: 10/2004)

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Current Debate - What is your view on the Wikileaks case and its controversial protagonist Julian Assange?

What is your view on the Wikileaks case and its controversial protagonist Julian Assange?

(+) Wikileaks have shown us the truth (-) The truth is not pleasant (*) (On Ciao since: 12/2010)

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Is e-mail lowering the level of interpersonal communication?

(+) See review (-) see review. (*) (On Ciao since: 05/2004)

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National ID Cards

(+) ID cards would cut crime and illigal immigration (-) Expensive to bring in (*) (On Ciao since: 04/2006)

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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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compromised?

(+) Strange story (-) 239 people are dead (*) (On Ciao since: 08/2008)

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Current Debate - Trick or treat? What are your best Halloween memories?

Trick or treat? What are your best Halloween memories?

(+) Great fond memories... (-) Some bad ones too... (*) (On Ciao since: 11/2010)

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Decline of Cask Bitter in Pubs

(+) Tastes for all occaisons (-) Can be bad if not looked after (*) (On Ciao since: 03/2004)

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Current Debate - Tragedy in Norway: How can such atrocities be prevented?

Tragedy in Norway: How can such atrocities be prevented?

(+) None (-) Tragedy (*) (On Ciao since: 08/2011)

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Why are so many voters in France supporting the far right?

(+) See review (-) See review (*) (On Ciao since: 04/2002)

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Current Debate - Are Print Newspapers Dead?

Are Print Newspapers Dead?

(+) Free news (-) True news? (*) (On Ciao since: 04/2013)

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The age of the nanny state..

Advantages: It could deter some people from over indulging
Disadvantages: It will cost me more money!

The Sin taxes We are in the age of the nanny state where there is not a single bit of fun someone in power does not want to discourage with a tax or ‘minimum price.’ During the past month we have heard about the pasty tax, an increase in ...

RosesAreRed1207 25.05.2012 · Read full review
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No to the Nanny State

Advantages: It might tackle some problems
Disadvantages: But it's not clear that it does and there are probably better ways not violating individual liberty

Alcohol pricing is very much in the news these days, particularly in Scotland (the SNP failed to introduce a minimum unit price in the last parliament but, now with a majority in Holyrood, are attempting it again). What’s not entirely clear, however, i ...

a-true-ben 18.05.2012 · Read full review
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Probably the worst idea in the world

Advantages: Public Houses wouldn't be affected
Disadvantages: Disabling trade for the drinks industry - Loss of jobs and vital services

The Coalition’s ‘Alcohol Strategy’ program is looking to implement minimum pricing of alcohol across the spectrum by 2015. Alcohol pricing strategists in Whitehall are looking to set the price per unit of alcohol between 40 – 50 pence. Fifty ...

1st2thebar 18.05.2012 · Read full review
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Time to sober up?

Advantages: stops ridiculous drinks promos
Disadvantages: won't change the culture of drinking

Our towns and cities have become no go zones after dark; we have all seen the pictures of skimpily dressed young women passed out drunk by the side of the road while the guys throw punches at each other before heading for a kebab and a taxi home. My lo ...

wigglylittleworm 29.05.2012 · Read full review
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A 'Booze Cruise' to Carlisle?

Advantages: Cutting booze is healthy
Disadvantages: Less tax?

There’s always a contradiction when governments make policy on our vices. On the one hand they want us to stop doing them because they are health and socially damaging and so expensive in the long term but on the other had they miss the vast taxation they ...

thedevilinme 28.05.2012 · Read full review
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