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Bonfire Night - Splendid celebration or public nuisance?

(+) Fireworks Night (-) Fireworks Month (*) (On Ciao since: 09/2008)

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Your feeings about the NHS

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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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Current Debate - Considering the UK\'s current economic status, what path should be taken: \'growth\' or \'austerity?\'

Considering the UK's current economic status, what path should be taken: 'growth' or 'austerity?'

(+) Everyone would prefer growth… (-) …but we're in no position to gamble on achieving it (*) (On Ciao since: 06/2012)

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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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Current Debate - What are your favourite bank holiday activities?

What are your favourite bank holiday activities?

(+) "If all the year were playing holidays…" (-) "To sport would be as tedious as to work." (Henry IV pt 1) (*) (On Ciao since: 05/2011)

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What are your thoughts on the new doorman registering system will it work?

(+) See Op (-) See Op (*) (On Ciao since: 03/2004)

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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)

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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 Commonwealth Games

The Commonwealth Games

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

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Where should children receive their sexual eductaion?

(+) A proper educatioin can make all the difference (-) You may well find it embarrassing (*) (On Ciao since: 03/2004)

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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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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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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 - 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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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)

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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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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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Current Debate - State of England: Equality

State of England: Equality

(+) There is always hope (-) Still not enough women in board rooms (*) (On Ciao since: 09/2013)

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Current Debate - Prince William and Kate Middleton are to marry in spring 2011. What are your thoughts on the happy couple and their future together?

Prince William and Kate Middleton are to marry in spring 2011. What are your thoughts on the happy couple and their future together?

(+) The fairytale will last through-out the day for Catherine Middleton (-) Common folk will have to endure it and see re-runs of it for years to come (*) (On Ciao since: 11/2010)

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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)

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Are British teachers justified in taking strike action?

(+) Might make the government get their ass moving (-) Disruptive to childrens education (*) (On Ciao since: 07/2003)

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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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Should British court trials be televised

(+) An examination of Americas past (-) Race hate is still there (*) (On Ciao since: 10/2011)

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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 - 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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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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Should Fast Food Companies Be Responsible For The Health Of Their Customers?

(+) Fast food companies are making money at the expense of our health (-) We have to take some responsibility for what we buy and eat (*) (On Ciao since: 03/2005)

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Current Debate - Do we do enough to stop litter bugs?

Do we do enough to stop litter bugs?

(+) I put my trash in the bin (-) Littering means fines (*) (On Ciao since: 09/2010)

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The Arab world is on fire! Will this lead to the democratisation of the region? How will the European countries be affected?

(+) Freedom (-) Oil price on the up! (*) (On Ciao since: 03/2011)

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All right on the night

Advantages: Fireworks Night
Disadvantages: Fireworks Month

...Having recently reiterated my views on Halloween, I thought it only fair to do the same for Bonfire Night. Poor old Guy Fawkes had rotten luck; At parliamentary blowing-up He av ...

torr 02.11.2008 · Read full review
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Review of Bonfire Night - Splendid celebration or public nuisance?

Bonfire Night in the UK- Lets Keep It Simple.

Advantages: A traditional celebration which can unite families and friends
Disadvantages: Dangerous,expensive and frightening to animals and potentially deadly.

I have nothing against Bonfire Night as such. It conjures up images in my mind of potatoes roasting in the embers, and of happy anorak clad toddlers with shining faces gazing up to heaven on starlit nights. As a child growing up in the 60s, November 5 ...

Violet1278 03.11.2009 · Read full review
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Review of Bonfire Night - Splendid celebration or public nuisance?

Bonfire and Memories

Advantages: understanding the practical relevance of bonfire.
Disadvantages: none

A bonfire has many significant meanings. Simply defined as an outdoor controlled fire, Bonfire is for some European countries a kind of festival. For instance, in Russia, a bonfire has the characteristics of a Celtic celebration where animal bones are b ...

marsha1 21.11.2008 · Read full review
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Review of Bonfire Night - Splendid celebration or public nuisance?

Fireworks you either love them or you hate them!

Advantages: exciting, entertaining and beautiful to watch
Disadvantages: injuires, can be annoying, very loud

In my oppinion I feel that there are two sides to every story, including this one. There are arguments for and against it like any other argument. Because on the onehand fireworks can be a work of art, extremely exciting and vey entertaining. But on the o ...

checkersrock 12.09.2008 · Read full review
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Review of Bonfire Night - Splendid celebration or public nuisance?

NHS TARGETS - Can seriously damage your health -

Advantages: many
Disadvantages: many

...- Date: 12/11/07 NHS TARGETS - Can seriously damage your health - First of all I would like to say there are many great people who work tirelessly within the NHS; without much reward or thanks. The people who I have met within the health s ...

1st2thebar 13.11.2007 · Read full review
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