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


The Government have released a White Paper stating that by 2014 the police force should make annual savings of £500 million. There are numerous ways the Government have put forward to achieve this, but are the savings too ambitious without compromising on the quality and safety of our society?


Flu pandemics occur once every 10-40 years so are fairly regular. Swine flu broke out in Mexico in early April and due to the interconnectedness of the world is now going global with confirmed cases (april 30th) in Mexico, USA, Canada, Costa Rica, Peru, UK, Spain, Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Isra


Upon hearing a criminal case, judges and magistrates decide the sentence. They have upper and lower brackets within which they can use their discretion. Lord Justice Leveson has stated that he would like to see more discounts given to criminals who admit to their crime before the first court hearing


We have all been captivated by documentaries about various types of animals,
be they cute and furry or extraordinarily alien. Wildlife documentaries are
a large part of the landscape of documentary TV. The filming of the wildlife
is just seen as a challenge and is never questioned


In this day and age, people fly abroad at any given opportunity, but at the same time there are growing concerns about the effect this has on the environment. Should the prices of flights be taxed more heavily so prices rise and people fly less?


Many western governments are being embarrassed by their previous support for autocratic regimes that are now either toppling or looking precarious. For example Sarkozy’s government in France is under attack for various cabinet ministers accepting holidays with friends of Tunisia’s ex-dictator Be


How far should the government interfere in people’s private lives? Should activities that many people think are wrong still be legal?


The European Union has taken over a large amount of control over numerous areas of policy, and this is not just the areas that the EU was initially created to consolidate; trade, steel and coal. The EU has expanded into regulation, the environment, business and competition, and increasingly justice


The attacks on the World Trade Centre in New York on the morning of September 11th 2001 were the most significant event of the first decade of the 21st century and the war on terror that was fought as a result has spread around the globe and created the biggest conflicts of the century so far. The U