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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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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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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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - Was the press right to publish the naked photographs of Prince Harry and Kate Middleton?

Was the press right to publish the naked photographs of Prince Harry and Kate Middleton?

(+) Hopefully the rewards will finance breast cancer research. (-) Life thru a lens - equals many intrusions. (*) (On Ciao since: 09/2012)

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Current Debate - UK General Election 2010: What does the future hold for the UK?

UK General Election 2010: What does the future hold for the UK?

(+) Coalition represents a majority of voters, and could lay foundation for saner system in future (-) Potential for friction and discord (*) (On Ciao since: 04/2010)

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Are Gay People Portrayed In a Positive Way In Popular Film and Televison?

(+) more gay people are included in films and on tv (-) the representation is unrealistic (*) (On Ciao since: 08/2004)

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Are the fire brigade justified to keep taking strike actions or are they letting us down?

(+) none (-) potentially puts lives in danger (*) (On Ciao since: 02/2005)

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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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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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Anti-Bacterial products

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

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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 - What is your view on the Wikileaks case and its controversial protagonist Julian Assange?

What is your view on the Wikileaks case and its controversial protagonist Julian Assange?

(+) Wikileaks have shown us the truth (-) The truth is not pleasant (*) (On Ciao since: 12/2010)

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Current Debate - Is the government right to freeze minimum wage for young people?

Is the government right to freeze minimum wage for young people?

(+) I can see a benefit for businesses (-) Is it fair? (*) (On Ciao since: 03/2012)

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Current Debate - X-Factor 2009: Did the best acts go through? Who do you think will win and why?

X-Factor 2009: Did the best acts go through? Who do you think will win and why?

(+) Some great performers in the final, Simon Cowell when he is being honest (-) The twins, Danyl Johnson and the audience manipulation by the producers (*) (On Ciao since: 09/2009)

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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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Decline of Cask Bitter in Pubs

(+) Tastes for all occaisons (-) Can be bad if not looked after (*) (On Ciao since: 03/2004)

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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)

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Current Debate - Thatcher\'s premiership: Good or bad for Britain?

Thatcher's premiership: Good or bad for Britain?

(+) Some of the substance (-) All of the style (*) (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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Current Debate - 7 mistakes to avoid when booking your vacation online

7 mistakes to avoid when booking your vacation online

(+) Hopefully stand you in good stead for a fun holiday (-) Can't control everything (*) (On Ciao since: 06/2013)

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Name Prejudice

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

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Top 10 Movie Scenes

(+) Great movies (-) None (*) (On Ciao since: 04/2011)

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Current Debate - Memories of Bonfire Night

Memories of Bonfire Night

(+) pretty colours, good memories (-) loud, scary, people forget the true meaning (*) (On Ciao since: 10/2009)

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Current Debate - Do you support the public sector strikes?

Do you support the public sector strikes?

(+) Hopefully some people might think about the value of our public services (-) Lots of people will lose their jobs through no fault of their own - no wonder they are fighting (*) (On Ciao since: 07/2011)

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Should Top Gear Be Banned?

(+) It's pure entertainment; keep it on air! (-) In this review I sound like a bit of a fanatical maniac (*) (On Ciao since: 09/2006)

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Current Debate - iOS vs Android

iOS vs Android

(+) Debates are part of democracy (-) Patent Wars - it'll go on for years (*) (On Ciao since: 11/2013)

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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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An Understandable Mistake

Advantages: The treaty seems fairly uncontroversial.
Disadvantages: We must respect the Irish opinion.

Before I started looking more closely into this topic, all I knew about the Lisbon treaty was that it was something to do with the EU and lots of people were getting very upset about it. Having read the Treaty (well, skimmed through it - have you seen the ...

fmml 15.07.2008 · Read full review
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Review of What are your thoughts on Ireland saying 'No' to the Lisbon Treaty?

Luck of the Irish?

Advantages: Democracy in action, perhaps?
Disadvantages: Could lead to a gradual decline in the EU

Depending on your personal experiences and upbringing, large-scale institutions should either be revered or feared. Few come larger than the European Union, a loose, mainly economic alliance of 28 nations of the continent, supposedly working together for ...

Volvagia 30.07.2008 · Read full review
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Review of What are your thoughts on Ireland saying 'No' to the Lisbon Treaty?

Ireland, Lisbon treaty vote

Advantages: Got a choice, made the right choice
Disadvantages: will probably have no impact

...I congratulate the Irish for not following the wishes of Brussels and making their own decision. For too long the EU 'big boys' have dictated exactly what goes on and aren't stopped by national governments. The referendum took place on the 12 June and ...

petery36 04.07.2008 · Read full review
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Review of What are your thoughts on Ireland saying 'No' to the Lisbon Treaty?

My thoughts on the Irish 'No'.

Advantages: I got to think aloud!
Disadvantages: My knowledge in this area is limited.

...My thoughts? Well at least Ciao have the spirit to ask people what they think, which of course means my thoughts are mine, not right, not wrong, based on fact, heresay, opinion, beliefs and experience. The first three thoughts I list are in order of how I ...

paulhanton 22.07.2008 · Read full review
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Review of What are your thoughts on Ireland saying 'No' to the Lisbon Treaty?

Way to go Ireland

Advantages: Exercised their rights to a referendum
Disadvantages: None that I can see at this time, seems to be a good choice.

They have made a good choice and shown how well they have worked Democratically, which is more than I can say for the United Kingdom, in which we haven't had the opportunity to have a referendum on this issue. By all accounts it seems we will always be pr ...

aragorn01 07.07.2008 · Read full review
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Review of What are your thoughts on Ireland saying 'No' to the Lisbon Treaty?