Tag : debate

The Gryphon asks: are TV debates between politicians worthwhile?

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No – Michael Everitt In this day and age, there is a glut of information, readily available, on every conceivable subject. A quick Google search can satisfy your curiosity regarding the dietary habits of penguins/athletes/Kardashians (delete as appropriate). Social media and 24hr news channels are competing with each other to … Read More

The Gryphon asks: should a country ever introduce conscription?

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Yes – Kane Emmerson Last week it was announced that Sweden has reintroduced conscription amidst rising tensions in the Baltic and a fall in recruitment numbers. It joins Estonia, Finland, Norway and Austria in requiring some military service from young people. Whilst Sweden’s choice was decided by a perceived threat … Read More

50 Shades of… actually this is dreadful

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Superficial. Unerotic. Cringe-worthy. The sequel to 50 Shades of Grey continues the affair between girl-next-door Anastasia Steele and chiselled-dominator-billionaire Christian Grey, and is about as sexy as a dead fish. But how can that be? Jamie Dornan is one delicious piece of eye candy, and Dakota Johnson isn’t too bad … Read More

Question Time tests Exec candidates

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Leadership race begins in earnest with mammoth six hour live Question Time. The LUU leadership race is well under way and, on Wednesday, the candidates running for Student Exec positions got a chance to outline their manifestos and ideas in a debate in the Union’s Riley Smith Hall. The debate … Read More

The Gryphon asks: should it be compulsory that lectures are recorded?

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Yes – Edmund Goldrick A lot of my position on this stems from the fact that it works in my home university, the Australian National University, so why not here? There may be areas where laws and circumstances are different and negate my points in which case I’m happy to … Read More

The Gryphon asks: should Britain abolish the monarchy?

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Yes – Edmund Goldrick The British Monarchy, currently, is a wonderful institution. They have carried out their duties admirably, helping raise astronomical sums of money for worthy causes, forging exceptional careers, and becoming effective diplomats for times when conventional diplomacy was not expedient. But the monarchy needs to be abolished, … Read More

The Gryphon asks: should Nigel Farage be given a government position to help with official relations between Britain and the U.S?

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Yes – Rory Claydon After the results of this election seeing Donald Trump being swept into the White House, I can say that it would be in Britain’s best interests to keep a good working relationship up with the new President-elect, after all the special relationship we have with the … Read More

In light of POLIS Soc taking a stand on the U.S election, is it right for any university body to silence or take a position against extremist viewpoints?

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Yes -Emma Healey University is a place where we should be challenged. We should have to think critically about our views, opinions, and actions, and sometimes this challenge will come from reading or listening to someone or something we don’t agree with However, there has to be a line. We … Read More

The Gryphon asks: is Louis Smith’s ban from gymnastics right following his video mocking islam?

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Yes – Michael Everett “A Muslim, a Jew, a Christian, a Pagan and an Atheist all walk into a coffee shop…and they talk, laugh, drink coffee and become good friends. It’s not a joke. It’s what happens when you’re not an asshole.” – Anonymous It seems like every week there … Read More

Are bloggers a threat to the industry?

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As ever, this year’s autumn shows came with debate and controversy but most prominent was the theme of elitism with American Vogue editors questioning the presence of bloggers at the shows. Harley Wild and Victoria Copeland investigate.  For In their Milan roundup last month, online editors of American Vogue took time away … Read More