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


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


The Geneva Conventions of 1949 collectively form international humanitarian law, a series of conventions and protocols that regulate armed conflict. The Geneva Conventions specifically detail a number of protections which states must extend to enemy combatants from the opposing country captured duri


ContactPoint is a planned government database that will hold information on all 11 million children under 18 in England. It will contain information such as the name, address, date of birth, parents' details, GP and name of school of the children. The database will operate in 150 local authorities a


Why should professional politicians be any better at being a minister than anyone else? What extra skills do they have that means they will be successful at running the country? Celebrities are successful in their own fields, they have often taken a hold of their life and made a success out of unpro


The Monarchy is a waste of money, gobbling up public subsidy while doing very little. We don’t elect the monarch. Neither the people nor parliament has had much say in who is the king or queen in three hundred years. In a modern democratic society we should have the right to chose who our Head of


A Swiss referendum has come out in favour of banning the building of minarets on mosques.

The referendum, called by the far-right Swiss People’s Party, has been criticised by the United Nations, the Swiss government, most Swiss newspapers, the Swiss church and the Vatican.



Currently a police officer cannot stop and search based on generalisations or stereotypes. They need to have objective grounds to stop someone and search for certain items. Even then, they must restrict their search to the specific items for which they have an objective basis to suspect the person h