Category Archives: Legal

Votes for Prisoners: Yes or No?

Votes for prisoners: essential for democracy or human rights gone mad? Free Stage, Barbican London Sunday 19 October 2014 This Battle Bite session is part of a special series of informal conversations between Battle of Ideas speakers on topics in … Continue reading

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Debating Matters International Final 2014

Debating Matters Competition International Final 2014 Frobisher Auditorium 1, Barbican, London Saturday 18 October 2014 Battle of Ideas 2014 The Battle of Ideas hosted the sixth UK versus India Debating Matters International Final, a showdown between the winners of the Debating … Continue reading

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A Load of Old Maloney

Kelly Maloney, the boxing promoter formerly known as Frank, has recently undergone gender reassignment. What do readers think? Good on him or is it a load of old Maloney so to speak, an abomination, to genetically transform the way nature … Continue reading

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Stop in the name of the law

New Stop & Search guidelines have been adopted by 24 police forces across England and Wales. “Tougher thresholds will mean officers in England and Wales are able to use the most controversial form of stop and search powers much less … Continue reading

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Paul Chowdhry: PC’s World

Star rating: ***** Assembly George Square Studios One. Venue 17 Edinburgh Fringe Show Review Date: Monday 4th August 2014 The show runs from 30th July – 10th August 2014, then tours the UK Paul Chowdhry was on cracking form as he … Continue reading

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How the mighty have fallen

Tiemo Talk of the Town Men’s Talk Thursday 29 May 2014 Ramada Encore London West London W3 Tiemo’s brand new series of Men’s Talk debates kicked off on Thursday 29 May 2014 at Ramada Encore London West with an interesting debate … Continue reading

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Murder in the classroom

Following the tragic murder of Leeds School teacher Ann Maguire on 28th April 2014, in some quarters there was talk regarding whether more can be done to protect teachers and school children in our schools. One audience member on BBC … Continue reading

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