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{{header2a|header=Introduction to Debate and Current Affairs|body=Debate and Current Affairs is The Student Room's hub of all things discussion. Topical news stories, historical interests, political flairs, international know-hows, or religious persuasions can all be discussed or debated here. If you need to brush up on your general knowledge, or there's just those two people who are wrong on the internet at 3am, this is the place for you. Debate and Current Affairs has seen almost half a million topics discussed so far accumulating almost a staggering five million posts. We've seen visits from Gordon Brown, Nick Clegg, and David Cameron during the 2010 General Election, as well as Lord Browne and David Willetts on discussions about rising student tuition fees. So here's your chance to get your voice heard and make your impact, get involved!

Sections in Debate and Current Affairs

Current Affairs

Got a breaking news topic or want to post the most recent issues for sensible, on-topic discussion? This is the forum for you.
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Melania: I really don't care 4 minutes ago Replies: 3
American tourist raped near Trafalgar Square in Central London 21 minutes ago Replies: 14
Warwick Rape Joke Students- 3 expelled 2 banned for a year, rest fined. 1 hour ago Replies: 531
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UK Politics

Discuss issues related to the politics of the UK, such as the actions of any MP, any current or potential law, or any other factor affecting the British political system.
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Will this wake the government up 2 hours ago Replies: 1
Tory Remain Rabels vote against their own amendment 10 hours ago Replies: 8
Do you think the UK should have a stronger pound? 13 hours ago Replies: 10
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Discuss events occurring around the world, relations between countries, or actions of any group or organization with an international focus.
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TSR Foreign Affairs Hub 13-04-2018 Replies: 2004
Ex-Trump aide Paul Manafort 'faces charges over Russia' 30-10-2017 Replies: 0
Three muslims gunned down in North Carolina 11-02-2015 Replies: 3
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Discuss issues related to past events, people, places, or old empires and civilisations.
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Why didn't Africa Colonize europe? Help 5 hours ago Replies: 33
Does Europe have a German problem? 1 day ago Replies: 5
On This Day: A Compendium 2 days ago Replies: 2
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Discuss the merits and deficiencies of political theories and philosophical questions.
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What is the point of life? (atheists only please) 1 hour ago Replies: 759
I believe in the flat earth; ask me anything you want to know! 5 hours ago Replies: 63
If someone is drowning and you refuse to help, are you responsible for his death? 15 hours ago Replies: 39
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Discuss issues that have a social and cultural impact, including but not limited to issues such as racism, teenage pregnancies, the social impact of religion, and the state of the education system.
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"Transgender people are not normal" 10 minutes ago Replies: 23
If slavery was so bad... 1 hour ago Replies: 21
Transgender females sharing girl Guides accommodation. 2 hours ago Replies: 21
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Discuss religious, spiritual, and theological issues concerning Christianity, Judaism, Islam, or any other religion.

Model Assemblies

Join the TSR Model House of Commons today and have a go at being a Member of Parliament.

You can get involved with your chosen political party, show how you would run the country by writing laws, and also have a chance to discuss politics with a friendly, like-minded community.

Model House of Commons

TSR's Model Parliament

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M492 - Medicinal Cannabis Legalisation Motion 8 hours ago Replies: 26
B1384 - Abortion (amendment) Bill 2018 8 hours ago Replies: 81
The Commons Bar Mk XIV - MHoC Chat Thread 8 hours ago Replies: 4135
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Model United Nations

TSR's Model United Nations

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USA things to be changed to further develop the country. Do you have any ideas? 14-08-2017 Replies: 8
Which countries will be next to leave the EU after the UK? 29-06-2017 Replies: 17
Britain in or out of the European 10-04-2017 Replies: 16
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