Archive for August 4th, 2008

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Aug
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Talking points 5 August

Nelson is in charge of today’s talking points…..

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Aug
08

On air: Should an army police a country?

It was Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi’s pre election pledge to be tough on law-and-order, promising new measures to curb illegal immigration and combat crime. And he’s certainly been true to his word.

Over the next week 3,000 soldiers will be deployed in major cities including Milan, Rome and Naples. But what message does it send out? Continue reading ‘On air: Should an army police a country?’

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Aug
08

Talking points 4 August

Hi, it’s Bruce from the WHYS team this morning…it’s my first blog post so please be patient with me. Thanks to Brett and Selena for their hosting this weekend. Security issues seemed to interest a lot of you and there’s another angle on that this morning.

Troops are being deployed in cities across Italy in an attempt to fulfil the government’s promise to uphold law and order. The opposition say this is an extreme measure and undermines the police. What do you think? Should the army ever be used for policing? Is the army best placed to keep order, while the police should be left to do investigative work? Or is the use of the army in this way the first step to a militarised state?

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Aug
08

More than Five Friendlies

We’ve been in Beijing for 24 hours now and one thing’s for certain; if anything goes wrong with the Olympics it won’t be caused by lack of man power.

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