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Should students really be paid just for showing up at college?

(+) Can help people stay in education (-) There will alway be those that can take advantage of the system, and those that just miss out (*) (On Ciao since: 10/2004)

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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 - 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 - What are your thoughts on Ireland saying \'No\' to the Lisbon Treaty?

What are your thoughts on Ireland saying 'No' to the Lisbon Treaty?

(+) The treaty seems fairly uncontroversial. (-) We must respect the Irish opinion. (*) (On Ciao since: 06/2008)

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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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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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Should football clubs be allowed to go into administration?

(+) The fans can get organised and win their clubs back (-) The game has sold out (*) (On Ciao since: 03/2004)

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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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Current Debate - Mother\'s Day: A lovely tradition, or is it over commercialised?

Mother's Day: A lovely tradition, or is it over commercialised?

(+) A day when we can thank our mothers (-) commercialisation (*) (On Ciao since: 03/2012)

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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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Does Britain produce the best beer?

(+) Wide regional variations (-) None (*) (On Ciao since: 01/2003)

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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 - The Oscars 2009: How did you feel about this years winners?

The Oscars 2009: How did you feel about this years winners?

(+) Gorgeous Host, Great Awards Ceremony Awarding Everyone In The Film Industry (-) Long (*) (On Ciao since: 02/2009)

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Current Debate - Do you believe that Cheryl Cole\'s career is at stake after her dismissal from the US X-factor?

Do you believe that Cheryl Cole's career is at stake after her dismissal from the US X-factor?

(+) Feel a little protective to our Cheryl; XF US lost a viewer (-) Ah canny undastan ya! (*) (On Ciao since: 05/2011)

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Name Prejudice

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

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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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What's Right or Wrong with Democracy?

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

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Review of the Year 2013

(+) better than I expected, I had my first solo holiday, did lots of research and painting (-) stressful and surreal moments, a definite sense of "waiting to get going" (*) (On Ciao since: 12/2013)

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Your thoughts on the English riots

(+) None (-) People lost their homes and businesses; financial cost to the country (*) (On Ciao since: 08/2011)

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Current Debate - Is there really a climate change, your opinion?

Is there really a climate change, your opinion?

(+) Its a big problem with small solutions that could help IF EVERYONE did something (-) inevitable its not going to work out, the earth will suffer (*) (On Ciao since: 08/2006)

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Current Debate - The Great Smartphone Debate

The Great Smartphone Debate

(+) Everything you need, and more. (-) Too much at stake if you lose one (*) (On Ciao since: 07/2013)

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Current Debate - Women Friendly Work Legislation - Is it fair?

Women Friendly Work Legislation - Is it fair?

(+) Harman? I'm not to blame (-) The revolution is gathering pace (*) (On Ciao since: 11/2009)

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Who should do the parenting?

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

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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 - 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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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)

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What is Blair's legacy?

(+) None, its too late. (-) We have lost the heart of Britain (*) (On Ciao since: 06/2007)

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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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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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SENILE RAMBLINGS OF AN OLD FOOL!

Advantages: Can help people stay in education
Disadvantages: There will alway be those that can take advantage of the system, and those that just miss out

When new rules concerning public funding distribution are introduced, there will always be those able to take advantage of it. But, to some if offers a lifeline, and this is as true of EMA as any other benefit. When I was at University, there were st ...

sue.51 06.03.2005 · Read full review
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Investing in the future

Advantages: The way we students see it
Disadvantages: Might sound egotistical

Some Background Info Here in Malta, the debate regarding the stipends we students receive heats up just right about budget time every year although thankfully, they have remained unchanged...at least since I've been attending post-s ...

jeffe 29.05.2005 · Read full review
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They Should Be Getting More!!!!!!

Advantages: None
Disadvantages: Broke!!

I am no expert on this subject, only here to say my opinion! When I left school, I signed to go to a college 9 miles away from my home to further my education in Health and Social Care. Now, im not a morning person but this is something i always wante ...

Minxx 20.11.2004 · Read full review
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free money

Advantages: advantages?
Disadvantages: disadvantages? not in my vocab at all

The money students get paid for attending school is called the Education Maintenance Allowance (pretty name isn’t it) anyways this is funded by the local authorities council (or summat like that, I am deffo not an expert). However, not all students who c ...

iv3_b33n_r0bb3d 05.03.2005 · Read full review
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E-M-An Excellent idea.

Advantages: An Incentive to stay in college
Disadvantages: Some abuse the privilage

Ok, facts first. EMA (or Educational Maintenance Allowance) is a payment for attending college. EMA is paid weekly and is dependent upon a full weeks attendance, unless a parental-signed absence note is provided for EVERY absence. It is paid by the colleg ...

chris213west 02.08.2006 · Read full review
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