Ever since the DJP was elected the main foreign policy issue that has affected the party has been an attempt to find a renegotiate a deal for a US base in Okinawa. This has become the defining issue of Prime Minister Hatoyama’s premiership. He has less than a month until a self imposed deadline on
Julian assange is a slippery character and so is his organisation. What do we really know about wikileaks. Not very much. It is an organisation that encourages whistleblowing and the leaking of secrets. Wikileaks says of itself "WikiLeaks is a non-profit media organization dedicated to bringing impo
The increasing ability of anyone to share their thoughts through the media or online is increasingly leading to people losing their jobs when they make a blunder. Politics obviously where this happens most, it has always been the case that misrepresenting government policy to the media could get you
There has been a great deal of controversy surrounding the demands for the return of certain artefacts, most prominently the Elgin Marbles, to their country of origin. In this debate we will explore the social, moral and practical arguments for and against artefact repatriation. We can discuss their
The UK has been a member of the European Community since 1973, and makes sizable financial contributions to the EU’s funds. Is this investment worth it? Or are we being financially hurt for little gain?
As clearly stated in the title, this debate aims to resolve the never-ending issue and might as well name it as a predicament for all the International Students in the UK. They face a VERY BIG discrepancy, when it comes to tuition fees they have to pay, compared to ordinary Home Students. Is it rea
Media publicity in recent years relating to the dangers of obesity and promotion of wellbeing is arguably having a detrimental effect. While the government has made it a priority to encourage the overweight to take action in order to promote health in general, it is now faced with an extra problem i
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg claims there is no harm for underaged children to have facebook accounts,
that COOPA (Children's Online Privacy Protection) is wrong to ban them from this large social community.
In fact Consumer report survey suggest that 7.5 million users are under 13 a
Many people list the white tiger as their favourite animal, but are perhaps unaware of the appalling inbreeding the animals were put through to obtain their white coat. Can there be any justification for the suffering inflicted upon them?
Since the financial crisis it has been increasingly obvious that while China is not yet as powerful as the USA the US is no longer the lone superpower. China is an economic power and is beginning to throw its weight around in its own neighbourhood. It is claiming the whole of the South China sea in
Children used to play outdoors all of the time, in parks, in the streets, practically anywhere but the house and no one was worried about them. But now we are ever more worried about children’s safety and technology came to the rescue of parents wanting to keep their children indoors so as to be a
Bowl Championship Series vs FCS Playoffs. Most college football(American) Players prefer BCS playoffs because it's much more fun, players bond over gifts, football bowls and bowl trips. Government officials and certain college people(fans not presidents/players) prefer FCS because they feel, there i
The Democrats in America face a historic decision in August: do they vote for Hillary, who may go on to become American's first woman President, or Obama, who has a chance to become America's first black president? Hillary would make the stronger candidate because of her experience, her maturity, th
Dame Joan Bakewell, who opposed a crusade against sex in broadcasting in the 60s, has said the freedom granted to women by the pill has been corrupted and ended in the sexualisation of young girls. Essentially she is now agreeing with her opponent Mary Whitehouse on part of the issue. The pill gave
Human rights weighs up the rights of the individual versus the good of society as a whole. Allowing background checks for concerned parents could potentially be in breach of the human rights of an individual; yet, they could be the answer to the end of child abuse and the key to allowing parents to
Enlargement of NATO is not new. From its creation in 1949 to the break-up of the Soviet Union NATO expanded 3 times, in 1952; Greece and Turkey, 1955; Germany and 1982; Spain. This brought the alliance up to 16 members. The significance of the eastern Expansion can be seen in the raw fact that there
According to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences, the United States is the "only wealthy, industrialized nation that does not ensure that all citizens have coverage" (http://www.iom.edu/?id=17848). Obama has pledged to reform the healthcare service by increasing coverage a
Ultimately one of the greatest sources of economic and social inequality in modern society is money passed from parents to children. I would therefore suggest that the state confiscates (or taxes if you prefer the term) all the money passed on by anybody born in the UK when they die.
In response to the 'Alpha course' adverts placed on the side of buses across England, atheist and agnostic parties have created their own adverts saying that, "There's probably no God. Now stop worrying and enjoy your life."
This has caused outcry amongst various sectors of the UK popu