As a result of the revealed budget cuts to policing, David Cameron’s ‘big society’ proposal calls for greater public involvement in the safeguarding of communities. Much of this involves more volunteers acting as police officers and helping out on the beat. But will the volunteers actually be

Having dates on packaging to tell the consumer when their food is likely to go off makes sense. However it is not certain that this should be a 'best before' date especially if there are several other dates on the packets such as 'sell by' and 'use by'. On the one hand it encourages to waste food wh

For years women have fought for their rights. Once women gained rights in society, including the right to vote in 1928 via the representation of the People Act 1928, they were no longer willing to be treated as second class citizens in the home or in the work place. In the 1960’s it was public opi

Living in a democratic society where many actively uphold their rights and seek extended freedom, we like to be kept informed of the monstrous wrongs that go on in our country. When confronted with the gruesome facts of child abuse or rape cases, we respond with a public outcry and point the finger

Joe D'Amico finished the Los Angeles Marathon in 2 hours, 36 minutes and 14 seconds, a personal-best time. What was unusual about D'Amico was that in the lead-up to the race he embarked on a diet consisting solely of McDonald's food. Though this did not mean just french fries and Big Macs, for McDon

In 1776 the thirteen colonies declared independence from Great Britain. Unsurprisingly the 18th Century Britons took a dim view at this rebellion and sought to put it down resulting in a war that went on for seven years with the colonies receiving independence in the Treaty of Paris in 1783. The war

With the recession falling all around us, and businesses falling left right and centre, we need to consider what is the best way to get people back into entrepreneurs. We need people to do this in order for them to create jobs on the job market and conduct a profitable business which encourages peop

Utilitarianism as an ethical philosophy can simply be defined as a system in which 'the theory that the rightness or wrongness of an action is determined by its usefulness in bringing about the most happiness of all those affected by it.' (

Sir Mota Singh, Britain’s first Asian judge has defended the right for Sikhs to wear the Kirpan to school and in other public places. The Kirpan is an article of faith that Sikhs must have with them at all times. While the daggers are exempt from laws banning the carrying of knives in public place

An estimated 6 million people in the UK act as carers for a friend or relative, saving the taxpayer a staggering £87bn a year. Yet their weekly allowance is a mere £50-55 of income replacement. With the numbers of elderly people rising, the role of the carer is becoming increasingly important; a 2

The Scottish government's release of Abdelbaset al-Megrahi, the only person to have been convicted of the 1988 Lockerbie bombing, has prompted accusations that Britain ordered the release as part of an agreement on oil and gas.

The West has long been willing to entertain dictatorial and