Decades of prohibition have seen rising drug use, rising drug related crime and thousands of people's lives ruined for nothing more than taking the wrong drug. There are few policies so widely supported that have been so disastorously counter-productive and unjust.
Should parents be super strict? Guiding their child towards high academic achievement, only allowing certain pastimes that are beneficial, which of course the child has to excel at, traditionally this is a musical instrument. Or should they be laissez faire? Allowing their child to find the things t
Around 30.5% of the entire net electricity produced in the EU comes from nuclear power [European Nuclear Society]. While some EU countries have no nuclear power stations, France produces 78% of its energy from nuclear power. The EU has not yet found a comprehensive solution to the challenge of sati
Bullies make other kids' lives a misery. They make it impossible for their victims to learn. They create fear, depression and chaos in their victim's lives. Sometimes kids are driven to suicide through bullying. Kids who go to school to hurt other kids should be kicked out and denied free educat
Focusing on the Abrahamic God that appears in the three monotheisms (Judaism, Christianity and Islam), the objective of this debate is to figure out wheteher the existence of God is significantly probable or extremely improbable, but also what the beneficial aspects of believing versus not believing
The issue of nuclear proliferation has become one of today's most pressing issues, as countries such as Iran and North Korea desire to join the elite group of nuclear powers. While many people call for total disarmament and the movement towards global zero, a world without nuclear weapons, others ar
The Argentineans are banging the drums over the Falkland islands or Malvinas as they call them. This is both because potentially large quantities of oil have been found within the waters near the islands so providing an economic motivation and because the government in Argentina is increasingly unpo
Climate change is the most important challenge facing the world today. Every country should recognise the importance of tackling climate change by creating a climate change ministry. This could coordinate efforts both within each country and between nations rather than the foreign office negotiating
The Digital Economy Bill is about to be passed in the UK Parliament with almost no proper debate by MPs. This bill will allow a whole host of legal actions, including disconnection, to be taken against home and business internet users purely on the basis of an accusation. Should this bill, which was
Debatewise Islamic schools debate
Yesterday in BBC 1 panorama program http://news.bbc.co.uk/panorama/hi/default.stm , the topic was about Islamic schools in Britain and how those extremist Muslims who teach there are encouraging seg
Cosmetic surgery is getting more and more popular for modern people. Some people believe that it is a science to increase the beauty of a person. The basic aim of this surgery is to enhance the appearance of the individual that is done by altering the parts of the body. On the other hand, other peop
Ben Ali the Tunisian dictator for 23 years has been overthrown in the first popular revolution in a modern Arab state. All previous such overthrows have been coups carried out by other members of the elite or the military. Following the Tunisian people’s example the Egyptians are protesting agains
With thousands more students graduating from university every year, Britain has more graduates than ever before, and it is becoming harder for potential employers to distinguish candidates by education alone, meaning a degree has less and less value in the workplace.
If you die and you have not made a will, you will be deemed as dying 'intestate'. Your property will be distributed in accordance with the Administration of Estates Act 1925 ('AEA'). This debate looks into the provisions within this act and assesses whether or not the distribution provided for is fa