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Is a Democratic Government a Necessity for Modern Society Today?

A democratic government can be found in approximately 120 countries today, however the direction of travel in the last four years points towards freedom declining around the world. Although a democratic government is best for popular opinion being listened to … Continue reading

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Would Nationalisation put UK Rail back on Track?

The turn of the year has seen David Cameron pledge to secure the “triple lock” system for pensioners, French company Total confirm British fracking plans and, most noticeably for public transport users, a rail fare rise of 2.8% on average, … Continue reading

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Is our Police Service in need of reform?

The British judicial system is widely regarded as one of the world’s best – a variant of it is used by countries such as the US, Canada, and Australia and it has set a precedent for many other legal systems … Continue reading

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Does the UK spend too much on welfare benefits?

The modern welfare state and benefits have their roots almost 500 years ago in the form of Poor Laws. These laws were made to keep the homeless population off the streets and make them work in places like factories. However … Continue reading

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Why the proposals for an MP pay rise may not be that ‘ridiculous’.

Last week it was revealed that the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (IPSA) plans to hike MP’s pay to £74,000 from 2015- an 11% rise on their current £66,396 pay check. At a time when the Public sector has seen a … Continue reading

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On balance capitalism is a better system for mankind than communism

Please note that the viewpoints put forward in this article to not necessarily represent my own and are for argument purposes only. In this article I will address the benefits which capitalism brings to a society and why it is … Continue reading

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Should there be compulsory national service for 18-26 year olds in the UK?

A debate over whether 18-26 year olds should be forced to do national service will be held in Parliament in February. The bill is being sponsored by Kettering’s Conservative MP Philip Hollobone who is convinced that some form of service … Continue reading

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Should Scotland Become an Independent Country?

There are many reasons why Scotland should not become an independent country, and in this essay, I will explore these various views. I agree with the fact that Scotland shouldn’t become an independent county. This is because Scotland would face … Continue reading

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Should There Be A Greater Emphasis At School On The Sciences And Maths, Rather Than The Arts And Languages?

I do not think that there should be a greater emphasis on sciences and maths in schools than arts and languages because arts and languages provide excellent life skills. A prime example of this is art itself as it allows … Continue reading

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Was Margaret Thatcher beneficial for this country?

‘Ding Dong! The Witch is Dead’, the catchy tune sung by Judy Garland and the Munchkins in The Wizard of Oz, is currently on the rise in the charts, in the wake of the death of Baroness Thatcher, the ‘Iron … Continue reading

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How Powerful is the Prime Minister?

Without doubt the Prime Minister is the most important figure in the United Kingdom political system. Prime Ministers are powerful because they are at the head of three crucial relationships. Firstly, the cabinet, including individual Ministers and their departments. Secondly, … Continue reading

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Should the UK have Prime Ministerial elections like the Presidential ones held in the USA?

As it currently stands, constituencies are merely able to vote for their local Member of Parliament rather being able to directly choose which leader of a party they wish to see become Prime Minister. Within our current electorate system, although … Continue reading

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Boris Johnson: Prospective Prime Minister or Bumbling Buffoon?

Last week, the citizens of Birmingham experienced the sort of frenzy one would usually expect during a victory parade of an England sporting team, or a well publicised walkabout of a global musical sensation such as One Direction or PSY! … Continue reading

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If David Cameron resigned tomorrow, who should replace him as Prime Minister?

If David Cameron resigned tomorrow who should replace him as Prime Minister This paper explores the strengths and weaknesses of three potential successors; George Osborne, William Hague and Boris Johnson. Although it is a sensitive and often a controversial question, … Continue reading

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Charles de Gaulle et l’Europe

Charles de Gaulle et l’Europe This essay is not based on a certain hypothesis but instead researches a topic and attempts to put a complex issue into more simple language.  The essay is broken down into four parts: background on … Continue reading

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