The first of many new editors in the coming weeks

POI are excited to announce the first new editor to join our team. POI has grown in readership at an unbelievable rate, and Emer Kelly is the first of many new editors contributing to our page. Miss Kelly will be writing all the introductions to our pieces, which will allow our readership to have a … Continue reading The first of many new editors in the coming weeks

Is fracking worth the risk, or should the UK pursue renewable energy – Sunday’s Debate

This Sunday, the Point of Information editors take on Fracking, looking at whether fracking should be implemented across the UK or if parliament should look towards renewable energy for the near future.  Most people will know about fracking, but few understand the process that is involved. It is a relatively simple process, where large, deep … Continue reading Is fracking worth the risk, or should the UK pursue renewable energy – Sunday’s Debate

Are the Royal Family needed in today’s society?- Sunday’s debate

The Royal family has been at the centre of the country for centuries and they continue to hold importance within politics and community projects across the country. Our editors at Point of Information have varied opinions on the involvement of the Royals and whether it is time for them to take more of a back … Continue reading Are the Royal Family needed in today’s society?- Sunday’s debate

As the rest of the world legalises drugs, should the UK ‘just say no’?

In 2018, there were 4,359 deaths related to drug poisoning in England and Wales. This is the highest number and the highest annual increase since 1993. This is clearly far too high and it falls to politicians to help stop this epidemic and bring this horrendous statistic down. The drug debate is a fascinating one … Continue reading As the rest of the world legalises drugs, should the UK ‘just say no’?

Do we want Scotland to leave the UK or should we keep our neighbour close? – Sunday’s Debate

Should Scotland break away from the UK? In 2014, Scotland took the voting booths to answer this exact question, with 55% of the Scottish population deciding to remain part of the UK. In 2019, we now ask, is another referendum needed? Nicola sturgeon has called for a referendum again. In recent weeks, the calls for … Continue reading Do we want Scotland to leave the UK or should we keep our neighbour close? – Sunday’s Debate

Does the UK need to treat prisoners differently or is the nightmare meant to be the punishment? – Sunday’s Debate

Does the UK need to reform its policy towards prisons? Prisons have always been left out of the political conversation. It is very easy to forget criminals as part of society. Most people have the common opinion of ‘out of sight, out of mind’. The only time you see criminals being talked about in the … Continue reading Does the UK need to treat prisoners differently or is the nightmare meant to be the punishment? – Sunday’s Debate

Trump justifies abandoning Kurds in Syria as they “didn’t help us in Normandy” – Thursday’s Think Piece

President Donald Trump yesterday justified abandoning Kurdish fighters in Syria by remarking that “they didn’t help us with Normandy”, triggering a wave of backlash across the political spectrum. After talking to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Sunday, Trump announced on Tuesday that he would be withdrawing all American troops from Syria, despite the fact … Continue reading Trump justifies abandoning Kurds in Syria as they “didn’t help us in Normandy” – Thursday’s Think Piece

Does private education need to be abolished, kept the same or does it just need a little improvement? Sunday’s Debate

Should private schools be removed or do they need to change with the times? This is what our editors look at this week. Labor delegates voted to 'abolish fee-paying schools and redistribute their assets' this week and if the party listens to their delegates, this will be the first time Labour has had this policy … Continue reading Does private education need to be abolished, kept the same or does it just need a little improvement? Sunday’s Debate

Who will be the democratic nominee to take on Trump and who do we wish it could be? – Sunday’s Debate

Who should be the Democratic presidential nominee? This is the question that our editors face this week. This is a slightly unusual question compared to other Sunday debates. Our editors are asked to choose who they think is the best candidate from the vast list of potential presidential Democratic nominations. Point of Information editors will … Continue reading Who will be the democratic nominee to take on Trump and who do we wish it could be? – Sunday’s Debate

What should the UK do with Northern Ireland when it has become the centre for conflict in the Brexit backdrop? – Sunday’s Debate

What should the UK government do when faced with the challenge of Northern Ireland? When Brexit referendum results were announced, the public, and many politicians, didn't take notice of the potential problem Ireland could cause. Now, as we hopefully come to the final chapter of Brexit, what should Britain do? The problem that the government … Continue reading What should the UK do with Northern Ireland when it has become the centre for conflict in the Brexit backdrop? – Sunday’s Debate

Should freedom of speech be restricted and is protesting the best form it can take? – Sunday’s Debate

Protests have been dominating the news at the moment. From Hong Kong to the Sudan, from America to Westminster, protesting has been on the front pages as people stand up for what they believe in and make their voice heard. It is a concept that all will know, and therefore does not require much of … Continue reading Should freedom of speech be restricted and is protesting the best form it can take? – Sunday’s Debate

Prostitution in the UK. Do our laws need to change? – Sunday’s debate

An Introduction to prostitution 2019 will hopefully be one of the many years where equality between men and women can be enhanced. It has already been over 100 years since the Representation of the People Act first allowed some women to vote, and now we must now talk about a modern day issue which hugely … Continue reading Prostitution in the UK. Do our laws need to change? – Sunday’s debate

Who should be the next PM for Brexit! Or is Boris the best we have? – Sunday’s debate

Do Labour, Liberals and the Conservatives need a change of leader? As another election looms, and trust diminishes daily for the leaders of Labour and the Tories, is a new leader required for either party? Since Boris Johnson's election, there has been a growing voice for the PM to call an election. If he was … Continue reading Who should be the next PM for Brexit! Or is Boris the best we have? – Sunday’s debate

Should the voting age be dropped to 16? – Sunday’s Debate

A summary of voting Lowering the voting age is a debate that can be found since the birth of democracies.  When democracy first started in Britain, it was a privilege for rich, educated men; as it was with most countries. Over time this has changed. In 1969, The Representation of the People Act was signed … Continue reading Should the voting age be dropped to 16? – Sunday’s Debate

An easy guide to Britain’s economics under Brexit. Great for beginners! – The Point of Information

As Britain looms to a no deal Brexit, more and more of the news will contain data that can be confusing, especially when talking about the economy. The Bank of England and how it operates can be puzzling with the multitude of terms they use - it can be rather daunting. I will be making … Continue reading An easy guide to Britain’s economics under Brexit. Great for beginners! – The Point of Information

Why has tension with Iran increased and what should Britain do? – Sunday’s Debate

A summary of the Iran Crisis What is the Iran crisis and what does the UK need to do? This is the question our editors face for our second article here at Point of Information. Iran has come a long way since the 1979 revolution that removed the US backed monarchy replacing it with an … Continue reading Why has tension with Iran increased and what should Britain do? – Sunday’s Debate

Knife Crime: Who offers the best solution – Conservatives, Labour or Liberals? – Sunday’s Debate

Knife crime; what needs to be done? After Priti Patel's, the current Home Secretary, recent comments about criminals, we thought Knife crime should be our first article here at Point of Information. The tragic death of another teenager has become an all too familiar headline in 2019. Many politicians have voiced their concerns about knife … Continue reading Knife Crime: Who offers the best solution – Conservatives, Labour or Liberals? – Sunday’s Debate

Pelosi: Trump’s cover-up makes Nixon’s “look almost small” – Thursday’s Think Piece

In light of the ongoing, publicly broadcasted impeachment hearings in Washington, Nancy Pelosi and her Democratic party have escalated their rhetoric against Trump as they attempt to whip up momentum to impeach the President. The Guardian reported that Pelosi and her colleagues has moved from accusing Trump of a “quid pro quo” arrangement with President … Continue reading Pelosi: Trump’s cover-up makes Nixon’s “look almost small” – Thursday’s Think Piece

How do we fix social media? Is banning political adverts the solution or does it cause more problems? – Sunday’s Debate

After the shocks of Brexit and Donald Trump becoming president, there has been a lot of focus on social media's impact on elections. There have been questions about about Russian interference in both UK and American politics. Companies like Cambridge Analytica have been under extreme scrutiny for their impacts on elections around the world. They … Continue reading How do we fix social media? Is banning political adverts the solution or does it cause more problems? – Sunday’s Debate

Sexual harassment allegations from actor Adèle Haenel shock France – Thursday’s Think Piece

Disturbing allegations have emerged from the heart of the French film industry, as two-time César Award winner Adèle Haenel has accused renowned director Christophe Ruggia of sexually harassing her between the ages of 12 and 15. In a move likely to reignite the stalling #MeToo movement in France, 30-year-old Haenel, one of France’s leading actors, … Continue reading Sexual harassment allegations from actor Adèle Haenel shock France – Thursday’s Think Piece

Tensions in Hong Kong help reveal China’s disturbing influence over western corporations – Thursday’s Think Piece

When Blizzard, an American video game company famous for World of Warcraft, hosted a tournament for their hugely popular game Hearthstone, the last thing they expected was to initiate an international diplomatic scandal involving several US senators and the Chinese government. The instigator of this crisis was “Blitzchung”, a Hearthstone player from Hong Kong who … Continue reading Tensions in Hong Kong help reveal China’s disturbing influence over western corporations – Thursday’s Think Piece

Trump told Pelosi “I hate ISIS more than you do” in dramatic confrontation, source says – Thursday’s Think Piece

Donald Trump and Nancy Pelosi, the most senior Democratic politician, had a heated exchange in a bipartisan meeting following a strong condemnation of his Syrian policy by his own party. Trump tweeted a picture of Pelosi standing and pointing at him whilst he looks back with a bewildered expression, with the caption: “Nervous Nancy’s unhinged … Continue reading Trump told Pelosi “I hate ISIS more than you do” in dramatic confrontation, source says – Thursday’s Think Piece