Posts Tagged ‘Britain

07
Jan
10

On Air: Are the bailouts working?

The past year has seen the global economy on a life support machine, otherwise known as the bailout. Just as the scars seemed to be healing, Iceland’s decision to hold off repaying billions of dollars owed to the British government has reopened last year’s wounds.

If they don’t pay it back, it may well become yet another bailout – even if that wasn’t the intention.

Should Britain cut the noise and accept that whilst this might be the bailout they never wanted, it succeeded in calming things down?

Likewise, with the dust settling and things not looking as bleak as we might have predicted- should we accept that the bailouts did work? Continue reading ‘On Air: Are the bailouts working?’

24
Nov
09

What questions should the Iraq inquiry ask?

The Chilcot Inquiry into Britain’s role in Iraq begins today.  This time those answering to the public will include high-profile witnesses such as Tony Blair.  

There will be no results until 2010. Almost a decade on will it matter if the government has lied to its citizens about the invasion? And with those testifying not taking an oath, how can citizens be sure they are getting the truth out of their government?

Continue reading ‘What questions should the Iraq inquiry ask?’

24
Mar
08

Where do you draw the line in scientific research?

A change to embryo laws in the UK has sparked a furious debate.

Over the Easter period a number of Catholic Church leaders in Britain called for MPs to vote against a change in the current Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act, which would allow the creation of animal-human embryos for research.

Continue reading ‘Where do you draw the line in scientific research?’




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