10th February 2010 – Electoral Reform, the Pope and the Equality Bill, and BAE Systems

12th February 2010

This week the panel discussed

Electoral Reform

Gordon Brown has announced his support for electoral reform as part of an effort to clean-up politics. Can reform achieve this aim, and is it necessary?

The Pope and the Equality Bill

The Pope has criticised the Equality Bill for potentially forcing the Catholic church to employ women and homosexuals and encouraged Bishops to campaign against it with “missionary zeal”. Was the Pope justified in making his comments?

BAE Systems

BAE Systems have pleaded guilty to conspiring to mislead U.S. officials investigating the company. Should BAE still have a full trial, and how does this affect the university’s relationship with the firm?

Thoughts? Let us know in the comments