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The pros and cons of gene-editing food
A combine harvester works its way through a field of barley
Pros and cons

The pros and cons of gene-editing food

Technique could increase food security but there are concerns about labelling
25 May 2022
The arguments for and against a windfall tax
A North Sea oil rig
Pros and cons

The arguments for and against a windfall tax

A one-off levy could fund measures to ease the cost-of-living crisis, says Labour
16 May 2022
Pros and cons of a vegan diet for pets
A vegan diet could help dogs with animal protein allergies and weight issues
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Pros and cons of a vegan diet for pets

Plant-based food might have some health benefits for dogs
12 May 2022
Arguments for and against calorie-count menus
Customers dining at a cafe
Pros and cons

Arguments for and against calorie-count menus

Restaurants and cafes face controversial new rules for their menus
4 May 2022
Arguments for and against the Iran Nuclear Deal
Delegates at the nuclear talks in Vienna, Austria
Pros and cons

Arguments for and against the Iran Nuclear Deal

Former diplomats warn that time is running out to revive Barack Obama-era agreement
27 Apr 2022
The pluses and minuses of Elon Musk’s Twitter buyout
Elon Musk
Pros and cons

The pluses and minuses of Elon Musk’s Twitter buyout

Tesla CEO wants to rid the social media platform of spam bots and censorship
26 Apr 2022
Pros and cons of driverless cars
Tesla driverless car
Pros and cons

Pros and cons of driverless cars

Changes to road rules could see automated vehicles on UK roads by the end of the year
20 Apr 2022

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The pros and cons of ‘buy now, pay later’ schemes
Klarna payment app
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The pros and cons of ‘buy now, pay later’ schemes

Payment schemes are booming in popularity but some warn of potential financial risks
13 Apr 2022
Arguments for and against nuclear power
Nuclear power plant
Pros and cons

Arguments for and against nuclear power

Nuclear energy forms the ‘centrepiece’ of Boris Johnson’s new energy strategy
7 Apr 2022
The arguments for and against swearing
Cartoon swearing
Pros and cons

The arguments for and against swearing

BBC forced to apologise for broadcasting Boat Race F-bomb – but is swearing really so bad?
5 Apr 2022
The arguments for and against slavery reparations
A woman in the Bahamas protests before the arrival of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge
Pros and cons

The arguments for and against slavery reparations

Calls for Britain to pay compensation for slavery have gained momentum in recent years
31 Mar 2022
The arguments for and against an EU army
Troops outside the EU parliament in Strasbourg
Pros and cons

The arguments for and against an EU army

President Macron wants self-determination for the bloc but some fear operational headaches
29 Mar 2022
Arguments for and against a no-fly zone
Protesters call for no-fly zone over Ukraine
Pros and cons

Arguments for and against a no-fly zone

Experts fear enforcing restrictions on airspace could escalate conflict with Russia
18 Mar 2022
The pros and cons of fracking
A fracking site in California
Pros and cons

The pros and cons of fracking

Prime minister looking at ‘all options’ to secure the UK’s energy supplies
10 Mar 2022
Pros and cons of privatising the NHS
NHS sign
Pros and cons

Pros and cons of privatising the NHS

Long-running debate ‘rears its head’ whenever new legislation’s proposed or there’s an election
10 Mar 2022
The pros and cons of Nato
Nato Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg speaks in Brussels after Russia invaded Ukraine
Pros and cons

The pros and cons of Nato

Russia-Ukraine war puts North Atlantic Treaty Organization in the spotlight
3 Mar 2022
Pros and cons of minimum grades for student loans
Pupils taking an exam
Pros and cons

Pros and cons of minimum grades for student loans

The new proposals could price disadvantaged pupils out of higher education, warn education experts
24 Feb 2022
The argument over free Covid-19 testing
Lateral flow tests
Pros and cons

The argument over free Covid-19 testing

Free lateral flow and PCR tests could be scrapped in England by March
15 Feb 2022
The future of work: pros and cons of hybrid working
Office working
Pros and cons

The future of work: pros and cons of hybrid working

Many employees have returned to the office – but not for the entire working week
14 Feb 2022
Pros and cons of porn-site age verification
Boy at computer
Pros and cons

Pros and cons of porn-site age verification

Users may need to verify their age with a passport or credit card under new Online Safety Bill
10 Feb 2022
Pros and cons of a vegetarian diet
A healthy vegetarian meal
Pros and cons

Pros and cons of a vegetarian diet

Studies show 41% of British families are currently following a meat-free or ‘flexitarian’ diet
7 Feb 2022
Brexit: the pros and cons of leaving the EU
UK and EU flags at Westminster
Pros and cons

Brexit: the pros and cons of leaving the EU

The arguments for and against Britain’s decision to leave the European Union
3 Feb 2022
The pros and cons of compulsory vaccination
A nurse prepares a dose of the Oxford/AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine
Pros and cons

The pros and cons of compulsory vaccination

Government reviewing policy to mandate Covid vaccines for frontline NHS staff
31 Jan 2022
Is Dry January a challenge worth taking?
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Pros and cons

Is Dry January a challenge worth taking?

Millions expected to try out month-long sobriety this month
1 Jan 2022
Is recycling a waste of time?
Workers sort recycling on conveyor belt
Pros and cons

Is recycling a waste of time?

Process has both advantages and disadvantages in push to save our planet
10 Dec 2021
The arguments for and against boycotting sporting events
Qatar World Cup
Pros and cons

The arguments for and against boycotting sporting events

Protesters say regimes are ‘sportswashing’ but others argue that shunning tournaments is ineffective
1 Dec 2021
Shared ownership: how the home buying scheme works
UK housing
Pros and cons

Shared ownership: how the home buying scheme works

Getting on the ladder is more affordable – but there are downsides
30 Nov 2021
The pros and cons of compulsory vaccination
A nurse prepares a dose of the Oxford/AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine
Pros and cons

The pros and cons of compulsory vaccination

Covid passports and ‘no jab, no job’ rules are becoming more commonplace across the world
9 Nov 2021
Should MPs have second jobs?
Boris Johnson
Pros and cons

Should MPs have second jobs?

Owen Paterson case shines light on financial activities outside Westminster
8 Nov 2021
Prince William and the billionaire space race’s climate problem
Jeff Bezos (second left) and his Blue Origin crew after flying into space
Pros and cons

Prince William and the billionaire space race’s climate problem

Carbon emissions of four space tourists ‘up to 100 times more’ than passenger on long-haul flight
14 Oct 2021
The arguments for and against universal chargers
Phone charger cables
Pros and cons

The arguments for and against universal chargers

European Commission pushing to establish USB-C as standard for all phones
27 Sep 2021
The arguments for and against an EU army
Ursula von der Leyen and Emmanuel Macron
Pros and cons

The arguments for and against an EU army

Ursula von der Leyen calls for bloc to become ‘part of the solution’ through military force
17 Sep 2021
A World Cup every two years - for football and rugby union?
Football’s Fifa World Cup and rugby union’s Webb Ellis Cup trophies
Pros and cons

A World Cup every two years - for football and rugby union?

Governing bodies of both sports are discussing the option of biennial tournaments 
14 Sep 2021
The arguments for and against blanket stop and search
Stop and search
Pros and cons

The arguments for and against blanket stop and search

Proposals permanently water down the reforms made to Section 60 searches seven years ago
27 Jul 2021
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