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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 - Has The Recent Success Of Ice Bucket Challenge Changed The Future Of Healthcare Fundraising?

Has The Recent Success Of Ice Bucket Challenge Changed The Future Of Healthcare Fundraising?

(+) An added gimmick raises money quicker. (-) How many actually donate? (*) (On Ciao since: 09/2014)

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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 - 2012 Year in review

2012 Year in review

(+) Not having sleepless nights over the business (-) Not enough hours in the day / days in the week. (*) (On Ciao since: 12/2012)

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Current Debate - Halloween costumes ideas

Halloween costumes ideas

(+) Does not need to cost the earth and children can get involved in making outfits (-) I do not like Halloween!!! (*) (On Ciao since: 10/2013)

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How do you shop for food?

(+) Eradicated some disease, some efficiencies (-) Use of Fossil Fuels, Pollution, Destruction of the Ecosystem (*) (On Ciao since: 11/2004)

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The start of the existence of everything

(+) Here, you will find the truth (-) Are you scraed of knowing the truth? (*) (On Ciao since: 04/2006)

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Current Debate - Christmas Holidays: Are you a crazy shopper or a conscientious buyer?

Christmas Holidays: Are you a crazy shopper or a conscientious buyer?

(+) Month of the year, family get together, lots of good food (-) Spending too much money! (*) (On Ciao since: 11/2008)

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Current Debate - Horse meat scandal! Are the supermarkets the only people to blame?

Horse meat scandal! Are the supermarkets the only people to blame?

(+) Tastes nice (-) We are all hypocrites (*) (On Ciao since: 03/2013)

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Current Debate - Best And Worst Excuses For Missing Work

Best And Worst Excuses For Missing Work

(+) A lonnnnnng vacation is soon to follow. (-) The vacation may not have a scheduled ending. (*) (On Ciao since: 04/2014)

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Current Debate - Unemployed After 50

Unemployed After 50

(+) David Essex sang about it: 'Silver Dream Machine.' (-) Untapped 'wisdom-keepers.' Occupations box individuals on age. (*) (On Ciao since: 11/2014)

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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?

(+) Plenty of young willing workers (-) Massive immigration (*) (On Ciao since: 03/2012)

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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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Current Debate - Is TV becoming more powerful than the state?

Is TV becoming more powerful than the state?

(+) Innovation (-) Observation (*) (On Ciao since: 05/2016)

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Current Debate - How to prepare for the first day of school

How to prepare for the first day of school

(+) A good start is important (-) When I prepared my children for school I would feel broody (*) (On Ciao since: 09/2013)

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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 - Your Resolutions for 2014

Your Resolutions for 2014

(+) Be positive, count one's blessings. (-) It's sometimes hard to keep remembering one's resolutions. (*) (On Ciao since: 12/2013)

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Current Debate - Is Religion As Popular As It Used To Be?

Is Religion As Popular As It Used To Be?

(+) Acceptance, being part of a global family, having a purpose in life (-) A vocal minority are rule-driven, manipulative or angry (*) (On Ciao since: 10/2014)

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Current Debate - Do you think DVD\'s will disappear because of Streaming?

Do you think DVD's will disappear because of Streaming?

(+) space, convenience, affordibility (-) what are we going to do with all the space (*) (On Ciao since: 03/2016)

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Current Debate - SOUNDTRACK OF OUR LIVES. What tracks/albums have made a significant impact in your life and what made it so meaningful?

SOUNDTRACK OF OUR LIVES. What tracks/albums have made a significant impact in your life and what made it so meaningful?

(+) Some of my favourite music and the reasons why I find it so significant. (-) Questionable taste. (*) (On Ciao since: 06/2010)

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Current Debate - Why these major brands are interested in Euro 2016?

Why these major brands are interested in Euro 2016?

(+) Certainly a much needed boost for the French economy (-) Brand contradistinction (s) (*) (On Ciao since: 05/2016)

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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 - What do you think of online advertising?

What do you think of online advertising?

(+) Easily blocked (-) Some work computers won't let you install blocking software? (*) (On Ciao since: 06/2016)

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Does true love really exist?

(+) see review. (-) see review. (*) (On Ciao since: 07/2003)

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Current Debate - Olympic Games Beijing 2008: Which country will win the most medals?

Olympic Games Beijing 2008: Which country will win the most medals?

(+) China and USA are a very strong team but GB are coming through. (-) None, GB have done very well. (*) (On Ciao since: 07/2008)

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Current Debate - FASHION: Do you enjoy wearing fashionable clothes or do you think it\'s all a big rip-off? What do your clothes say about you?

FASHION: Do you enjoy wearing fashionable clothes or do you think it's all a big rip-off? What do your clothes say about you?

(+) Fashion boots self-confidence,well being and happiness (-) The fashion industry is a bit rubbish (*) (On Ciao since: 08/2010)

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Current Debate - Can the UK e-commerce sector be a solution for an economic recovery?

Can the UK e-commerce sector be a solution for an economic recovery?

(+) e-Hummus is tasty but you can't live off it on its own (-) Derivatives - the silent partner for sustained prosperity (*) (On Ciao since: 04/2016)

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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 - Do you think the New Day will make it without a website?

Do you think the New Day will make it without a website?

(+) If the birds are incessantly tweeting 'the New Day' will survive (-) 'Trinity Mirror's' contingency plan (*) (On Ciao since: 03/2016)

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Current Debate - #Selfies And #SelfieSticks : Are You A Fan?

#Selfies And #SelfieSticks : Are You A Fan?

(+) Improves well being - keeps you connected with friends and family (-) The delusional mindset of the teccie-ill-wishers (*) (On Ciao since: 02/2015)

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Uneasy virtue

Advantages: "Lord, make me good…"
Disadvantages: "…but not yet." (St Augustine)

What do you do when you’ve been living beyond your means for years and you’re up to your ears in debt? Well, you could: (a) Declare yourself bankrupt and default on your repayments, aiming to wipe the slate clean and start over. The trouble with ...

torr 30.10.2010 · Read full review
Ciao members have rated this review on average: exceptional
Review of 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?

We Won't Get Fooled Again

Advantages: Alternative perspective, well-written, research-based.
Disadvantages: Radical outlook might be hard for some to understand

The question of government spending, and the role of government in getting the country (and us individually) through the current crisis, is not something that is helped by referring to party politics. The different parties are each considering various op ...

roryridleyduff 31.10.2010 · Read full review
Ciao members have rated this review on average: very helpful
Review of 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?

Last one out turn off the lights!

Advantages: Get rid of the fat in the public service
Disadvantages: But a lean time for all of us

(Written before the spending review) The national deficit is £158 billion pounds - the welfare bill is £170 billion. You do the math. Too many British people are not working, be it because they are too old or too feckless, and so the nation living beyo ...

thedevilinme 13.10.2010 · Read full review
Ciao members have rated this review on average: very helpful
Review of 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?

You Think I 'Os-borne' Yesterday?

Advantages: Much needed house-keeping in UK households
Disadvantages: Its a global matter therefore should be dealt with globally via illegal tax-havens

Claire Rayner’s last words: “Tell David Cameron that if he screws up my beloved NHS I'll come back and bloody haunt him.” Caring after death as well. - - - - - - Phillip Green the retail billionaire and government business adviser summed up t ...

1st2thebar 19.10.2010 · Read full review
Ciao members have rated this review on average: very helpful
Review of 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?

Every Child Matters...Not Anymore.

Advantages: ...
Disadvantages: High child death rate, false economy, less police protection, unemployment

On a Personal Level So the first part of the question is how will the government cuts affect me. This isn't really the position I like to take on this because actually I'm in a pretty good position. If all goes well I'll be a qualified social worker ...

Brooke3 31.10.2010 · Read full review
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Review of 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?