Archive for October 22nd, 2009

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Oct
09

Is famine inevitable in some countries?

ethiopia
After 25 years of a famine that has killed a million people Ethiopia prompted one of the largest charity campaigns in history, the hunger-stricken country is asking for emergency food aid for 6.2 million people. Continue reading ‘Is famine inevitable in some countries?’

22
Oct
09

Is the best way to fight extremism to ignore it?

griffin qt

 It is not often that we pick a completely British story, but this one got us talking most in the meeting.
It is quite close to home – there are protesters outside the BBC’s TV studios because of it.

They are angry because the leader of the far right British National Party, Nick Griffin, will be appearing on BBC TV’s top political programme Question Time tonight.  He was invited on after getting 6% of the vote in recent European elections, as the BBC’s chief political adviser Ric Bailey explained a few weeks ago.
Continue reading ‘Is the best way to fight extremism to ignore it?’

22
Oct
09

Fat cats ; time to go on a diet…

How would you react to a 90 per cent pay cut ?

wall street sign

leaders of  the seven companies that received bailout cash from the US government, will have to cut their salaries.

  Is this a big triumph for the little taxpayer in the midst of a downturn where unemployment rates are shooting up through the roof? Like this blogger suggests?

Continue reading ‘Fat cats ; time to go on a diet…’

22
Oct
09

Should this man be allowed on TV?

_45883633_007395510-1If you allow politicians with extreme views to share a platform with mainstream parties do you run the risk of legitimising them?

In the UK the BBC have invited the leader of far right British National Party to appear on its main political discussion programme.

Continue reading ‘Should this man be allowed on TV?’

22
Oct
09

What’s wrong with white pride?

bnpVariations on this question have been posted multiple times on Yahoo Answers this year (here, and here , and many blogs like this one and this one assert their pride in being white). And at the moment, it’s one of two issues that are being passionately debated as we approach the BNP‘s appearance on the BBC’s Question Time. (The other is whether they should have been invited.) Continue reading ‘What’s wrong with white pride?’




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