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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?

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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 - 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?

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

Do Brtis work too many hours in the week?

(+) We will work hard is we have a job (-) The underclass is exploding (*) (On Ciao since: 10/2010)

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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 - 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!

(+) Still a credible social media site - now looking at the long-term game (-) Marred with many frailities - 83 million fake accounts! (*) (On Ciao since: 05/2013)

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Current Debate - Do you judge on first appearance?

Do you judge on first appearance?

(+) We are designed to be cynical and not trusting (-) We enjoy it (*) (On Ciao since: 06/2011)

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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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Was Kilroy wrong to air his views?

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is there a fix to the Israel/Palestine conflict?

(+) Sell arms and hate (-) Honest debate isnt possible (*) (On Ciao since: 02/2011)

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Should get to vote on its independance?

(+) I would vote Scotland out of the union (-) Two thirds of Scots want to keep the union. (*) (On Ciao since: 05/2011)

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Current Debate - Meat in general

Meat in general

(+) Cheap (-) Full of horse shoes (*) (On Ciao since: 02/2013)

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Current Debate - Racism in Sport

Racism in Sport

(+) Fun election (-) Race lines drawn (*) (On Ciao since: 11/2012)

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Current Debate - What impact will the outcome of the US election have on the rest of the world?

What impact will the outcome of the US election have on the rest of the world?

(+) Change for America (-) The world met Sarah Palin (*) (On Ciao since: 10/2008)

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Does Britain produce the best beer?

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

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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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Current Debate - The Princess of Wales: What would she be doing today if she had not died?

The Princess of Wales: What would she be doing today if she had not died?

(+) A complicated but oh so typical woman (-) Vain and troubled (*) (On Ciao since: 08/2010)

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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?'

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What should be done with the drunken sailor?

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Would Britain be better or worse off if the American colonies had never won their independence?

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Attitudes in a developing country

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Top Ten Quiz Shows!

(+) Those were the days (-) Those were the days (*) (On Ciao since: 02/2011)

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Rights and wrongs of vivisection

(+) We need the medicines (-) We have to do bad things to get the medicines (*) (On Ciao since: 05/2011)

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Current Debate - Oscars 2011: What are your predictions for the British entries and for the awards in general?

Oscars 2011: What are your predictions for the British entries and for the awards in general?

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National ID Cards

(+) ID cards would cut crime and illigal immigration (-) Expensive to bring in (*) (On Ciao since: 04/2006)

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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?

(+) Instant gratification (-) Tough decision (*) (On Ciao since: 04/2006)

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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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How to Elect the Lot of them

Advantages: A fairer system that gives everyone a chance of representation
Disadvantages: Too radical/crazy(?)

As many of my regular readers probably know, I’m a politics student. Admittedly, I study academic theory, rather than current affairs as some seem to assume, so I haven’t followed all the details of reforms to the House of Lords, but nonetheless it seems ...

a-true-ben 22.03.2005 · Read full review
Ciao members have rated this review on average: very helpful
Review of What should we do with the House of Lords?

We should not abandon tradition like everyone else

Advantages: traditional is kept, and so are the experts...
Disadvantages: Not democratic and waste of time...

The House of Lords has been under fire for many things, which include being undemocratic, rarely full - not a real job and finally there is no point in it as it has no real power. I am going to explain each in brief detail. Undemocratic Britain is ...

zx737 18.06.2006 · Read full review
Ciao members have rated this review on average: very helpful
Review of What should we do with the House of Lords?

Lords: Dynastic or Dynamic?

Advantages: Scrutiny, Skilled people, no real political agenda, care for people's freedom, tradition
Disadvantages: Not elected, some would say not "representative" of the population

Background The House of Lords has been the Second chamber of the United Kingdom Parliament for as long as Parliament has existed. And, prior to the Parliament Acts, the superior chamber. Indeed, many Prime Ministers sat in the Lords rather than the C ...

NotChardonnay 09.05.2007 · Read full review
Ciao members have rated this review on average: helpful
Review of What should we do with the House of Lords?

GET THE POLITIONS OUT

Advantages: good layed out building for most uses
Disadvantages: politics are too booring

A room full of MP's talking and arguing about how they are going to chrge us more money for more rubbish they come up with. How boring is that. How many people actualy sit and whatch prime ministers question time? Not that many then I did'nt think so. ...

devonm 16.02.2006 · Read full review
Ciao members have rated this review on average: somewhat helpful
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Anyone for zenith?

Advantages: Midsummer Madness
Disadvantages: Midsummer Sanity (or vice versa)

For some obscure, doubtless very British reason, Midsummer is officially recognised in this country as falling on June 24th. Many would say this was too late, since the summer solstice, when the sun is at its annual zenith, occurs three days earlier. ...

torr 24.06.2009 · Read full review
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Review of Should we celebrate Midsummer Day?