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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?

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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?

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7 mistakes to avoid when booking your vacation online

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Current Debate - Facebook is set to charge £10 to send private messages outside your circle of friends!

Facebook is set to charge £10 to send private messages outside your circle of friends!

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Current Debate - Do Brtis work too many hours in the week?

Do Brtis work too many hours in the week?

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

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Current Debate - What is your most memorable Olympic moment?

What is your most memorable Olympic moment?

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Current Debate - How important is social networking to you?

How important is social networking to you?

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Is crime in the UK out of control?

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Celbrity deaths - how do they affect you?

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The Arab Spring

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Has reality tv gone too far?

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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 - Can you have your cake and eat it?

Can you have your cake and eat it?

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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?

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Current Debate - Global Politics: Past & Present

Global Politics: Past & Present

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A Uniform Age is the Lesser Evil

Advantages: Relative certainty for everyone, protects most minors and adults, avoids demeaning judgements.
Disadvantages: Fails to recognise individual variability - too high for some and too low for others.

The reason I’ve not written something on this sooner is that I wasn’t sure what the question is really getting at. Should the age of consent be higher? Lower? Abolished altogether? All of these are options but not ones – to my knowledge – widely advocated ...

a-true-ben 26.10.2012 · Read full review
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Youngsters need protecting

Advantages: It is there to protect vulnerable young people
Disadvantages: It still is not able to fully protect all young people

The Age of consent is a law that fixes an age before which you are not legally able to consent to having sex. The AOC in the UK is 16 as it is also in the USA, Australia and Canada. For the purpose of this review I will only be referring to the UK as tha ...

catsholiday 26.10.2012 · Read full review
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Innocence sacredly gOLDen

Advantages: The AoC protects children and the vulnerable
Disadvantages: Prosecutions are missed because the AoC is 16!

On the surface, the relevance of the age of consent in modern Britain barely makes a ripple. Our social conscious gets dictated by our hormonal urges so in the gasps of passion; surprisingly, many do not breathlessly exclaim: “No, we must stop, I must ab ...

1st2thebar 31.10.2012 · Read full review
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Lads, Lasses and Legal Liaisons

Advantages: Protects children and younger teenagers
Disadvantages: Some situations require flexibility

In an ideal world, we would not need an ‘age of consent’. Young people would fall in love, commit themselves - whether through marriage or other means - to a long-term relationship, and live happily ever after. There would be no rape, no child abuse, nob ...

Kukana 20.10.2012 · Read full review
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A law that is ignored till after the act.

Advantages: Makes it easier to prosecute those who take advantage
Disadvantages: Makes sex education at the right age harder to get out there.

When did you lose your virginity? A question that probably oozed through your teen years with a lot of shy giggling, the occasional blatant lies and some uncomfortable truths. In Britain, we all know that 16 is the sweet age where we finally get to have s ...

ryanando 20.10.2012 · Read full review
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