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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 - Is legal media downloading the way of the future?

Is legal media downloading the way of the future?

(+) Media is available to everyone with just the click of button (-) Leads to illegal downloading and hacking, costs more and requires more knowledge of technology (*) (On Ciao since: 10/2011)

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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 - 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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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 - 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 - Does Christmas start too early?

Does Christmas start too early?

(+) Cheap (-) Expensive (*) (On Ciao since: 11/2012)

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Is breast always best?

(+) Too many to mention (-) Hard work at the start (*) (On Ciao since: 09/2006)

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Current Debate - 5 Reasons To Vote YES or NO For An Independent Scotland

5 Reasons To Vote YES or NO For An Independent Scotland

(+) I don't think the Yes Voters will win (-) ...but it will be close (*) (On Ciao since: 08/2014)

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What is it really like to teach in a primary school today?

(+) Many (-) Many (*) (On Ciao since: 04/2006)

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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 - 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 - 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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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 is your view of the Greek economic crisis?

(+) "Neither a borrower nor a lender be…" (-) "…For loan oft loses both itself and friend." (Hamlet) (*) (On Ciao since: 07/2015)

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Is the next election lost for the Labour Party?

(+) It'll be fascinating to see if they can turn utter into whine (-) A decade could be lost to a inhumane governance (*) (On Ciao since: 10/2009)

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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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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)

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Current Debate - South Africa V England 2015-16 Test Series

South Africa V England 2015-16 Test Series

(+) Good series (-) Bad final test loss (*) (On Ciao since: 12/2015)

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Current Debate - What\'s the best way to celebrate New Year\'s Eve?

What's the best way to celebrate New Year's Eve?

(+) In with the new (-) Out with the old (*) (On Ciao since: 11/2009)

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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 - 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 - Do programmes such as the X Factor have a positive or negative impact on the music industry?

Do programmes such as the X Factor have a positive or negative impact on the music industry?

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Current Debate - What Was The Best Christmas Present You Ever Got?

What Was The Best Christmas Present You Ever Got?

(+) Everything (-) Nothing (*) (On Ciao since: 12/2013)

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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 - UK Government Spending Review: How will the cuts in public spending affect you and do you think the Government is doing the right thing for the UK economy?

UK Government Spending Review: How will the cuts in public spending affect you and do you think the Government is doing the right thing for the UK economy?

(+) "Lord, make me good…" (-) "…but not yet." (St Augustine) (*) (On Ciao since: 09/2010)

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Current Debate - Share Paranormal Experiences

Share Paranormal Experiences

(+) See Review!!! (-) See Review!!! (*) (On Ciao since: 05/2013)

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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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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 - 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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They're Treated Differently To Other Road Users

Advantages: Safer roads and less deaths
Disadvantages: Less people will use bikes?

~ ~ This opinion is not going to make me very popular with the green lobby and tree huggers here at Ciao, as to put it mildly, it isn’t very “politically correct”. These days it would appear that anything that travels on our roads with four or more whee ...

the_mad_cabbie 21.09.2004 · Read full review
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Defending the Cyclists

Advantages: Seems the fairest and most practical dividing line
Disadvantages: There'll inevitably be hard decisions to make

I should come clean and admit that I'm writing this review primarily at least from the perspective of a cyclist. Of course, I'm a pedestrian too, and I should add that I have passed my driving test (but don't have a car, because I'm a student), so I can t ...

a-true-ben 21.08.2006 · Read full review
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Review of Should Cyclists have to pass a test and have compulsory insurance?

Cyclists a danger?....a pedestrian viewpoint

Advantages: Improved safety for pedestrians, cyclists more responsible
Disadvantages: Further expense, encourage people back into their cars

INTRODUCTION - WHAT ARE THE PROBLEMS? I live in the outskirts of London and work in central London. There are numerous times that I have been waiting at traffic lights to cross roads and when there is a red light for traffic and the green man is lit ...

jenlaw 10.02.2005 · Read full review
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Review of Should Cyclists have to pass a test and have compulsory insurance?

Being Hit by Car, Very painful!

Advantages: Changes your life
Disadvantages: Changes your life

...I have no problem taking a bike test. I don't see why we should pay insurance though and I don't think you'd find an insurance company in the country who'd cover cyclists for accidents. Here's a worst case scenario of what can happen though. This hap ...

atytyut2434 04.08.2008 · Read full review
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Review of Should Cyclists have to pass a test and have compulsory insurance?

Driven to insanity by two wheels

Advantages: may make teh roads a safer place
Disadvantages: difficult to enforce

...In my opinion all vehicles on the public highway should have insurance and have had to pass a test to travel on the highway. Years ago there was a test for cyclist called something like 'the cycling proficiency test'. this was to prove that a person coul ...

blissman70 04.09.2007 · Read full review
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