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?
New migrants to Britain are to face a new points test, and will be charged for compulsory orientation days to learn British values. Migrants will gain points for learning English, earnings potential, volunteering etc while they will loose them for anti social behavior, disregard for UK values or a f
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
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
On Wednesday of last week, Britain’s highest court authorised the deportation of Abu Qatada, known as Osama bin Laden's Ambassador, to Jordan, despite claims that he could face torture. Should this decision be celebrated as a firm stance against terrorism or have the Law Lords neglected to appreci
Absolute monarchy always had its limits, these limits prevent it from becoming a despotism or a tyranny. However the theoretical limits on an absolute monarch were heavily contested at the time and today, how absolute a Monarch ever was is contested. There is even the question as to whether even th
"In 1998 when NATO troops came into Kosovo, Albanians drove the Roma out while the NATO forces stood by. A community of 10,000 Roma had been living for centuries in a mahalla near the river. But the Albanians wanted revenge and the land; they got both.
Liberal democracies are often thought of as the best form of governance, but is it the suitable to everyone? And is this really correct, or just a Western notion that their way of governing is the best way, and thus cultural arrogance? We will examine all these points in this topical debate.
The EU has agreed to an immense 750billion Euro rescue package to prop up the Euro. Germany has as the EU’s paymaster naturally been at the forefront of negotiations, but has been very reluctant to bail anyone out. The German public does not like the idea that they should have to bail out countrie
French women should be free to wear the 'Burka'. In a major policy speech President Sarkozy has declared that the 'Burka' is not welcome in France as it is a sign of subservience so is ‘not in line with the idea that the French republic has of women’s dignity’.