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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 - Asteroids and Meteors

Asteroids and Meteors

(+) They light up the sky (-) They will one day wipe us out. (*) (On Ciao since: 04/2011)

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Current Debate - Should we celebrate Midsummer Day?

Should we celebrate Midsummer Day?

(+) Midsummer Madness (-) Midsummer Sanity (or vice versa) (*) (On Ciao since: 05/2009)

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Current Debate - Is gun crime out of control?

Is gun crime out of control?

(+) It can be stemmed (-) Too easy to shout racism (*) (On Ciao since: 08/2010)

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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 - 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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What is your definition of beauty?

(+) Something I feel deeply about (-) see review. (*) (On Ciao since: 11/2003)

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Attitudes in a developing country

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

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Current Debate - The Catholic Church has again been the centre of abuse claims from around the world. Are these isolated cases or is there a deeper problem within the church?

The Catholic Church has again been the centre of abuse claims from around the world. Are these isolated cases or is there a deeper problem within the church?

(+) Abuse is less prevalent than in wider society. (-) The Church should operate to a much higher standard than society. (*) (On Ciao since: 03/2010)

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Top Ten Quiz Shows!

(+) Those were the days (-) Those were the days (*) (On Ciao since: 02/2011)

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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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What is our country turning into?

(+) Good riddance (-) Riddance is about the only good (*) (On Ciao since: 10/2005)

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Current Debate - Syria - Should the West Act?

Syria - Should the West Act?

(+) Oil (-) Oil (*) (On Ciao since: 08/2013)

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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 - 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)

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Rights and wrongs of vivisection

(+) We need the medicines (-) We have to do bad things to get the medicines (*) (On Ciao since: 05/2011)

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Current Debate - What is your most memorable Olympic moment?

What is your most memorable Olympic moment?

(+) The Olympics could inspire many (-) Not enough coverage of minority sports at other times (*) (On Ciao since: 07/2012)

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Is crime in the UK out of control?

(+) I've got a knuckle duster - I like dusting !! (-) Too many Hoodies roaming outside Cafe Nero (*) (On Ciao since: 01/2010)

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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 - The Arab Spring

The Arab Spring

(+) They had their say (-) They blew it (*) (On Ciao since: 11/2012)

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Should museums have free entry for all?

(+) free is good (-) But who pays for museums when its not raining ? (*) (On Ciao since: 04/2004)

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Has reality tv gone too far?

(+) Fills the gaps (-) Exploitative (*) (On Ciao since: 04/2011)

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Mothers' Day - Family Festival or Commercial Gimmick?

(+) Mothers (well, most of them) deserve a treat (-) But restaurateurs and retailers do not (*) (On Ciao since: 02/2008)

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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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Current Debate - Can you have your cake and eat it?

Can you have your cake and eat it?

(+) Instant gratification (-) Tough decision (*) (On Ciao since: 04/2006)

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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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Why British TV is going downhill

(+) BBC is not owned by a foreign corporation (-) Read the small print, Skippy didn't (*) (On Ciao since: 04/2010)

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Peace & Martin Luther King Jr ...Subjects of Peace in our world

(+) Peace has every advantage in the world.... (-) There are no disadvantages to peace...it's Free! (*) (On Ciao since: 02/2005)

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Current Debate - Global Politics: Past & Present

Global Politics: Past & Present

(+) Entertainment - worthy of UK Gold (-) The leopard doesn't change its spots overnight!!!! (*) (On Ciao since: 05/2010)

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What Would You Give Up For A Million Pounds?

(+) No more sweating (-) If we all gave this up for a million quid, the species would die out! (*) (On Ciao since: 02/2007)

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The Strength of Our Democracy

Advantages: Err...
Disadvantages: Low turnout, faults with FPTP

If voting changed anything, they'd abolish it"- Ken Livingstone 1987  What flaws are there in the democratic system in the UK?  To what extent do these flaws invalidate the claim to democracy by the UK political system? ...

arsenalskydivers 24.12.2008 ˇ Read full review
Ciao members have rated this review on average: very helpful
Review of What's Right or Wrong with Democracy?

The Problems with Democracy

Advantages: Gives everyone a say
Disadvantages: Is that always a good thing?

Modern democracy, some suggest, is close to crisis. I set out to consider to what extent modern democracies do suffer from a problem of declining political participation and how this problem can be solved. The alleged problem can be tackled in four stages ...

a-true-ben 31.10.2002 ˇ Read full review
Ciao members have rated this review on average: very helpful
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The Joys of Democracy

Advantages: Everyone is equally worthy
Disadvantages: Everyone is equally worthless

Ah Democracy, what an angelic term. Today we fight in the name of such a government in the effort to preserve a perfect living environment for all concerned. Heaven on Earth one could call it, where everyone is equal and working together. It just sound ...

jbsabbath 24.01.2004 ˇ Read full review
Ciao members have rated this review on average: helpful
Review of What's Right or Wrong with Democracy?

seeds but no harvesters

Advantages: an empty space
Disadvantages: do we know what we want

I can imagine that most people would answer this question by talking about democracy as it is constitutionally or institutionally. This would inevitably lead to discussion over such mechanisms as the ballot box and the political parties and who really dr ...

francesanyika 20.03.2003 ˇ Read full review
Ciao members have rated this review on average: very helpful
Review of What's Right or Wrong with Democracy?

Is democracy a smokescreen for British politics?

Advantages: Everyone has the right to a say
Disadvantages: There arent many opportunities to exercise this right!

I never really had an interest in politics until i began studying it as part of my course at college. Even though it wasnt the easiest subject to understand, i almost began enjoyed studying it because the topics were about things that happen all the time ...

brownsuga05 13.06.2005 ˇ Read full review
Ciao members have rated this review on average: somewhat helpful
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