Category : Debate

Debate | Should the student loan book be sold?

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After the privatisation of pre-1998 student debt last November the Chancellor, George Osborne, announced that the pre-2012 student loan book would also be up for sale to private companies, with plans of completing this sale by 2015. Although this move does help to reduce public sector debt, it also means … Read More

Debate | Are supermarkets that super?

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60 years ago local, independent food stores were at the heart of the high street and greengrocers were the cornerstone of our communities. Now, big brand supermarkets dominate the nation’s shopping habits. The ‘big four’: Asda, Sainsbury’s, Tesco and Morrisons are responsible for over 75 per cent of the UK … Read More

Debate | Do WMD help to keep us safe?

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Once again, Weapons of Mass Destruction have been pushed to the forefront of public consciousness. Last week, Iran agreed to scale back their nuclear programme; on December 10th the OPCW will receive this year’s Nobel Peace prize for their work in Syria following president al-Assad’s sarin gas attack on civilians … Read More

Debate | Social Networking or Social Not Working?

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We live in a world in which the internet reigns. It is in our pocket, at home, at work, at university. With the increasing number of social apps, social networking websites and internet communities, one could suggest that the internet does a lot towards enhancing our social interactions as a … Read More

Debate | What the Frack?

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Households across the UK have been told that they must prepare for a sharp rise in energy bills within two years as Britain comes “dangerously” close to power shortages. So, is Fracking for shale gas the solution to our energy needs? Shale gas is a natural gas found within shale … Read More

Debate | Is the Living Wage worth it?

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The Labour Party has stated that it would give tax rebates to firms that pay Living Wage. The Living Wage is based on the amount an individual needs to earn to cover the basic cost of living. It is currently set at £7.45 an hour and £8.55 an hour in London, … Read More

Debate | Barred from voting

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This month, Peter Chester and George McGeoch, two prisoners who are both serving life sentences, appealed to the UK Supreme Court in an attempt to gain the right to democratically vote. The UK Supreme Court rejected the appeal upholding the UK’s blanket ban on prisoner voting. The European Court of … Read More

Debate | The Queen Needs Us, But Do We Need The Queen?

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With an estimated wealth of £350m, it would be difficult for anyone to argue that the Queen is financially struggling. But according to last week’s National Audit Report, the Head of State is set to receive an inflation-busting 22 per cent ‘pay rise’ over the next two years, increasing the amount allocated … Read More

Debate | Budget Airlines, Are They Worth The Cost?

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If you were lucky enough to have gone abroad this summer you may have benefited from the cheap deals that budget airlines offer, but was it worth it? Budget airlines are often criticised for cutting corners in order to provide the cheapest fair possible and, in turn, maximise their profits. … Read More

Debate | Taking Liberties – Should the Press be Regulated?

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Historically, journalism has been cited as a force for good. It is often suggested that the watchful eye of the press force our politicians, public figures and other organisations to behave in a conduct that is ethically acceptable and morally right. However, in recent years, journalistic practice itself has been … Read More