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What's Right or Wrong with Democracy?

(+) Err... (-) Low turnout, faults with FPTP (*) (On Ciao since: 10/2002)

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Do we rely on credit too much,and could you live without it?

(+) Get goods and services you want now (-) Pay for the advantage in years to come (*) (On Ciao since: 11/2005)

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What is your view of the Greek economic crisis?

(+) "Neither a borrower nor a lender be…" (-) "…For loan oft loses both itself and friend." (Hamlet) (*) (On Ciao since: 07/2015)

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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 - If we were given a referendum on the European Union would you vote for the UK to stay in or come out?

If we were given a referendum on the European Union would you vote for the UK to stay in or come out?

(+) It should not and need not happen… (-) …but it all too likely will (*) (On Ciao since: 10/2012)

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The start of the existence of everything

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Current Debate - Top 5 Home Energy Saving Tips

Top 5 Home Energy Saving Tips

(+) Deals around (-) Rip off Britain (*) (On Ciao since: 09/2013)

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Current Debate - UK Election 2015

UK Election 2015

(+) UK politics is an enthralling spectator sport (-) Unlike with most sports, the result matters (*) (On Ciao since: 03/2015)

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Current Debate - Should school uniforms be abolished?

Should school uniforms be abolished?

(+) May reduce bullying, helps children to feel part of the school, (-) stifles individuality - particularly in older kids (*) (On Ciao since: 08/2011)

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Do we need more nuclear power stations?

(+) Massive reduction on CO2 emissions, large scale source of energy (-) Solid long term waste, expense. Far outweighed by advantages. (*) (On Ciao since: 04/2002)

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Current Debate - Should Parents Limit Their Kids Time Playing Video Games?

Should Parents Limit Their Kids Time Playing Video Games?

(+) Easy quiet life (-) Parental guilt (*) (On Ciao since: 07/2014)

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Current Debate - Another year, another set of New Year\'s Resolutions. What will yours be this year?

Another year, another set of New Year's Resolutions. What will yours be this year?

(+) positive attitude, self-improvement, recovery, moving on, happiness (-) hard work, scary! (*) (On Ciao since: 12/2008)

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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 - What do you think of the plastic bag tax ?

What do you think of the plastic bag tax ?

(+) Great idea to stop plastic being everywhere (-) Supermarkets may cash in (*) (On Ciao since: 10/2015)

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Current Debate - Tattoos: friends or foes?

Tattoos: friends or foes?

(+) Expression, Endless Possibilities (-) Stigma, For Life (*) (On Ciao since: 07/2017)

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Current Debate - What Are The Best And Worst Gifts For Xmas?

What Are The Best And Worst Gifts For Xmas?

(+) Gifting is fun! A lot to choose from & think about. (-) The feeling's not always mutual or considerate. (*) (On Ciao since: 12/2014)

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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 - Share Paranormal Experiences

Share Paranormal Experiences

(+) See Review!!! (-) See Review!!! (*) (On Ciao since: 05/2013)

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Current Debate - How do you fight stress and anxiety?

How do you fight stress and anxiety?

(+) sharing coping strategies may help (-) symptoms may be easier to treat than the cause (*) (On Ciao since: 08/2011)

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Current Debate - The new Nintendo Switch

The new Nintendo Switch

(+) It looks awesome... (-) Battery life and price (*) (On Ciao since: 04/2017)

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Current Debate - How did you celebrate the Start of 2010? Share with us your experience

How did you celebrate the Start of 2010? Share with us your experience

(+) Fun, family get together, lots of food and drink...dance until you drop! (-) Very tiring, very crowded and you pay alot of money. (*) (On Ciao since: 12/2009)

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Current Debate - Tablets or laptops, which do you prefer?

Tablets or laptops, which do you prefer?

(+) Both are great for accessing internet. (-) Tablets fail to meet the mark in software. (*) (On Ciao since: 01/2015)

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Current Debate - England failed to qualify for Euro 2008:  Who\'s to blame?

England failed to qualify for Euro 2008: Who's to blame?

(+) It all starts again, September 08 (-) We didn't Qualify (*) (On Ciao since: 11/2007)

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Current Debate - Should social networks introduce a minimum age and passport verification?

Should social networks introduce a minimum age and passport verification?

(+) Gives the impression children are safer online. (-) Activities online compromised. Overall, an obsessive intrusion. (*) (On Ciao since: 03/2013)

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Do you believe in psychic ability?

(+) It may make you think. (-) You may not want to think. (*) (On Ciao since: 03/2004)

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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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Can we ever beat terrorism?

(+) Low-key response reduces future threat but is politically difficult (-) Over-reaction plays into terrorists' hands but is politically tempting (*) (On Ciao since: 09/2004)

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Current Debate - Film Reboots - love them or loathe them?

Film Reboots - love them or loathe them?

(+) Not always a bad thing (-) Not always a good thing (*) (On Ciao since: 08/2015)

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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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What's the relationship between class and media?

(+) Titillating reading; great gossip. (-) Ruined lives; innocent accused proven guilty based on false, media-generated impressions. (*) (On Ciao since: 04/2003)

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The Strength of Our Democracy

Advantages: Err...
Disadvantages: Low turnout, faults with FPTP

If voting changed anything, they'd abolish it"- Ken Livingstone 1987  What flaws are there in the democratic system in the UK?  To what extent do these flaws invalidate the claim to democracy by the UK political system? ...

arsenalskydivers 24.12.2008 · Read full review
Ciao members have rated this review on average: very helpful
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The Problems with Democracy

Advantages: Gives everyone a say
Disadvantages: Is that always a good thing?

Modern democracy, some suggest, is close to crisis. I set out to consider to what extent modern democracies do suffer from a problem of declining political participation and how this problem can be solved. The alleged problem can be tackled in four stages ...

a-true-ben 30.10.2002 · Read full review
Ciao members have rated this review on average: very helpful
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The Joys of Democracy

Advantages: Everyone is equally worthy
Disadvantages: Everyone is equally worthless

Ah Democracy, what an angelic term. Today we fight in the name of such a government in the effort to preserve a perfect living environment for all concerned. Heaven on Earth one could call it, where everyone is equal and working together. It just sound ...

jbsabbath 24.01.2004 · Read full review
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seeds but no harvesters

Advantages: an empty space
Disadvantages: do we know what we want

I can imagine that most people would answer this question by talking about democracy as it is constitutionally or institutionally. This would inevitably lead to discussion over such mechanisms as the ballot box and the political parties and who really dr ...

francesanyika 20.03.2003 · Read full review
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Is democracy a smokescreen for British politics?

Advantages: Everyone has the right to a say
Disadvantages: There arent many opportunities to exercise this right!

I never really had an interest in politics until i began studying it as part of my course at college. Even though it wasnt the easiest subject to understand, i almost began enjoyed studying it because the topics were about things that happen all the time ...

brownsuga05 13.06.2005 · Read full review
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