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TheOpinionSite.org receives its first million visitors – and is still counting

TheOpinionSite.org receives its first million visitors – and is still counting

As TheOpinionSite.org receives its first million visitors, its creator and editor, Raymond Peytors offers this personal message: This week saw TheOpinionSite.org exceed the million visitor mark which, for what is essentially a political comment site, is a fair achievement after only 2 years of being created. My sincere thanks go out to all those who…

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Cameron and Mothers Union cannot stop kids from growing up

Cameron and Mothers Union cannot stop kids from growing up

Dishonest Prime Minister David Cameron, together no doubt with a few other notable, vote seeking, weak politicians are about to make total fools of themselves in an attempt to “preserve the innocence of childhood”. Cameron is attempting to cash in on parents’ alleged worries that children are ‘growing up too soon’. More specifically, Mr. Cameron…

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Esther Rantzen’s Own Condemnation of Excessive Child Protection

Esther Rantzen’s Own Condemnation of Excessive Child Protection

— but her expressed regrets have had no influence on a paranoid nation or its politicians TheOpinionSite.org reprints below an article by the woman who perhaps more than anyone else rightly introduced and encouraged the concept of ‘Child Protection’ to the UK. (We originally reprinted this in our FREE Subscribers Magazine available HERE) However, the…

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Vote Yes to AV and drag Britain out of the past – for all our sakes

Vote Yes to AV and drag Britain out of the past – for all our sakes

TheOpinionSite.org has watched and listened to the various arguments for and against the Alternative Voting System. We have heard the likes of the greedy, vindictive and very nasty Michael Howard say the ‘Yes’ campaign is getting desperate; we have heard David Cameron lie with superb hypocrisy as he condemns AV – even though he was…

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Tuition fees not as government expected

Tuition fees not as government expected

Tuition fees are not working out in quite the way the government planned. The government should not be surprised by this as they left the door wide open with vague conditions regarding poorer students and have done little to enforce the limits promised to the public. Universities and colleges are having a hard time at…

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TheOpinionSite.org Download Store is open – and it’s good!

TheOpinionSite.org Download Store opened yesterday and I asked the respected writer and critic, Hans Koenig to visit the store and write a review for our many visitors. I would like to thank Mr Koenig for his kind remarks but must tell him that whatever he feels, we will most certainly not be charging for our…

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TUC and students in joint protest but they will change nothing

Today will see the TUC and students join in protests in London and Manchester. The TUC are protesting against public sector cuts and the students against increased tuition fees. There have also been recent protests against government plans to scrap the Education Maintenance Allowance designed to keep 16 and 17 year olds at school (rather…

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Student Riots – not everyone needs or wants a university education

Student Riots – not everyone needs or wants a university education

Today in London there were demonstrations against the proposed rise in university tuition fees. The question that everyone, except it seems, TheOpinionSite.org is afraid to ask is “Why is it necessary for so many people to go to university?” It is a ridiculous proposal that everyone should have to go to university in order to…

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Gove needs to be Educated!

Michael Gove, the UK Education Secretary, takes this month’s TheOpinionSite prize for incompetence. How anyone can make such a fool of themselves is a mystery to behold. Gove published a list of school projects, some entries of which indicated that they would go ahead and some indicated the contrary. Now, Gove has been forced into…

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