Home > Ciao Café

Current Debate

196-225 from 366 products sort by Popularity | Product rating | Price
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)

User reviews (8)

 
8 reviews
Current Debate - Do you believe that the VAT increase is the right decision? How will affect your buying habits?

Do you believe that the VAT increase is the right decision? How will affect your buying habits?

(+) Increased government revenue. Less cuts needed to front line public services. A progressive tax. (-) Will hit people in the pocket. Possibility of nudging up inflation. (*) (On Ciao since: 01/2011)

User reviews (9)

 
9 reviews
Current Debate - Meat in general

Meat in general

(+) Cheap (-) Full of horse shoes (*) (On Ciao since: 02/2013)

User reviews (1)

 
1 Review

Are your local police doing a good job?

(+) Good for the pencil manufacturers, don't have laptops yet (-) Coppers feed into the failing system (*) (On Ciao since: 10/2009)

User reviews (4)

 
4 reviews

Member Advice on reducing your Ecological Footprint

(+) Ecological Footprinting calculations help to make people more aware (-) Many people don't think they will make the difference (*) (On Ciao since: 01/2006)

User reviews (1)

 
1 Review
Current Debate - Is UKIP now a major political force?

Is UKIP now a major political force?

(+) Farage has the 'F' Factor - A political force. (-) Farage mechanics is only a 'Kwik Fix' and has no domestic attributes. (*) (On Ciao since: 05/2014)

User reviews (7)

 
7 reviews

Should we beware the Ides of March?

(+) "Has it never occurred to you that the Romans counted backwards?..." (-) "…Be honest." (1066 and All That) (*) (On Ciao since: 02/2011)

User reviews (1)

 
1 Review

How should university education be funded?

(+) Education is a benefit for all (-) But someone has to pay the cost (*) (On Ciao since: 01/2004)

User reviews (8)

 
8 reviews
Current Debate - The Commonwealth Games

The Commonwealth Games

(+) 27% more medals for England! (-) Grubby country (*) (On Ciao since: 10/2010)

User reviews (1)

 
1 Review

Should the U.S. work more closely with international bodies and take fewer unilateral foreign policy and military decisions?

(+) You might sleep safe feeling protected by the US. (-) Motives are driven by self interest. (*) (On Ciao since: 06/2001)

User reviews (11)

 
11 reviews
Current Debate - How did you celebrate the Start of 2010? Share with us your experience

How did you celebrate the Start of 2010? Share with us your experience

(+) Fun, family get together, lots of food and drink...dance until you drop! (-) Very tiring, very crowded and you pay alot of money. (*) (On Ciao since: 12/2009)

User reviews (21)

 
21 reviews

Attitudes in a developing country

(+) na (-) na (*) (On Ciao since: 01/2006)

User reviews (2)

 
2 reviews

Grammar Schools

(+) High standards, excellent results. (-) Doesn't suit everyone. Only academic subjects usually offered. Limited places in some areas. (*) (On Ciao since: 12/2010)

User reviews (1)

 
1 Review
Current Debate - What are your resolutions for 2012?

What are your resolutions for 2012?

(+) Works for me (*) (On Ciao since: 01/2012)

User reviews (12)

 
12 reviews

Camera Phones: New peeping Toms?

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

User reviews (3)

 
3 reviews
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)

User reviews (3)

 
3 reviews
Current Debate - Immigrants Banned From Receiving Welfare For Two Years

Immigrants Banned From Receiving Welfare For Two Years

(+) It's never going to happen (-) It's just a ridiculous proposal on every level (*) (On Ciao since: 01/2014)

User reviews (6)

 
6 reviews

Age Concern

(+) Charity has the best of intentions (-) Fighting against the system to just be able to do menial tasks (*) (On Ciao since: 08/2010)

User reviews (1)

 
1 Review
Current Debate - Halloween costumes ideas

Halloween costumes ideas

(+) Does not need to cost the earth and children can get involved in making outfits (-) I do not like Halloween!!! (*) (On Ciao since: 10/2013)

User reviews (7)

 
7 reviews
Current Debate - How do you feel about the end of Page 3 in the Sun newspaper?

How do you feel about the end of Page 3 in the Sun newspaper?

(+) A British Institution (-) Gets a few hot under the collar (*) (On Ciao since: 01/2015)

User reviews (2)

 
2 reviews

Is e-mail lowering the level of interpersonal communication?

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

User reviews (5)

 
5 reviews
Current Debate - Is one a prime number?

Is one a prime number?

(+) N/A (-) N/A (*) (On Ciao since: 06/2006)

User reviews (1)

 
1 Review
Current Debate - About your dreams

About your dreams

(+) It's only a dream!! (-) It's only in my dream!! (*) (On Ciao since: 04/2011)

User reviews (1)

 
1 Review
Current Debate - Plastic surgery

Plastic surgery

(+) injured people can be reconstructed again, better life, self-confidence, safer nowadays (-) health risks, doctors may treat you wrong, expensive (*) (On Ciao since: 02/2010)

User reviews (2)

 
2 reviews

What do your reviews say about you?

(+) You are telling me what my reviews are telling you, about me. (-) l'm making myself vulnerable . . . again! (*) (On Ciao since: 01/2007)

User reviews (8)

 
8 reviews
Current Debate - Should Britain Have a Motto?

Should Britain Have a Motto?

(+) It allowed me to vent some anger writing this article (-) A motto won't bring down the price of petrol (*) (On Ciao since: 11/2007)

User reviews (2)

 
2 reviews

Name Prejudice

(+) Pick those names (-) It is all in a name (*) (On Ciao since: 07/2013)

User reviews (1)

 
1 Review

Should get to vote on its independance?

(+) I would vote Scotland out of the union (-) Two thirds of Scots want to keep the union. (*) (On Ciao since: 05/2011)

User reviews (1)

 
1 Review

Anti-Bacterial products

(+) Kills all known germs (-) creates stronger germs (*) (On Ciao since: 11/2005)

User reviews (1)

 
1 Review

What should be done with the drunken sailor?

(+) I dunno, stuff (-) Y'know. STUFF! (*) (On Ciao since: 04/2006)

User reviews (1)

 
1 Review

Compare products

(*) Reviews by Ciao members

Latest reviews in Current Debate »

Tiptoeing towards democracy

Advantages: A step in the right direction...
Disadvantages: ...though not as big a step as it could or should be

A strange misapprehension is rife throughout Britain, which is that we live in a democracy. Why anyone should be under this misapprehension is hard to fathom, since the most cursory look at our governmental institutions will reveal how glaringly undemoc ...

torr 20.04.2011 · Read full review
Ciao members have rated this review on average: exceptional
Review of AV Referendum on 5th May! Which is fairer, AV or First Past the Post?

Leaning Towards AV (But it Wouldn't be My First Choice!)

Advantages: A chance to improve our electoral system
Disadvantages: No system's perfect and there are many other factors to consider

In about two weeks’ time, voters in the UK will be given an historic opportunity to change the electoral system. The referendum motion asks whether the existing First Past The Post (FPTP) system should be replaced with the alternative known, conveniently ...

a-true-ben 21.04.2011 · Read full review
Ciao members have rated this review on average: exceptional
Review of AV Referendum on 5th May! Which is fairer, AV or First Past the Post?

The only answer I am giving - NO

Advantages: There are no advantages to AV and plenty for voting NO
Disadvantages: None for voting YES

I actually asked Ciao for this to issue to be included for consideration under the Ciao Current Issue section. Why? Well the reason being that I was at the time getting slightly miffed with both National and Local media(s) giving it little or no consider ...

kappaslappa 21.04.2011 · Read full review
Ciao members have rated this review on average: exceptional
Review of AV Referendum on 5th May! Which is fairer, AV or First Past the Post?

When you have to Make a Choice...

Advantages: AV takes more preferences into account
Disadvantages: It isn't electorial reform

In just over one week’s time, the voting population of the United Kingdom are having a referendum on whether to continue with the current voting system, known as First Past The Post (FPTP), or move to the Alternative Vote system (AV). The discussion a ...

Claiiiree 27.04.2011 · Read full review
Ciao members have rated this review on average: very helpful
Review of AV Referendum on 5th May! Which is fairer, AV or First Past the Post?

First Past The Post - Not perfect but the fairest system we have.

Advantages: Winner IS the winner. Easy to understand. Served us well for many years.
Disadvantages: No system is 100% perfect. Some people want change

As I am sure a lot of you are aware, I am very interested in politics, and enjoy a good debate on the issue, so I was very interested to see that Ciao have put the forthcoming voting referendum as their current issue, so here goes my take on the subject. ...

pumfster 19.04.2011 · Read full review
Ciao members have rated this review on average: very helpful
Review of AV Referendum on 5th May! Which is fairer, AV or First Past the Post?