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For the first time in a census of England and Wales, less than half of the population reported their religion described themselves as “Christian”, a 13.1 percentage point decrease from the 2011 census. What does the mean, how does it relate to other religions? Is Britain no longer Christian and what is to be done about it? Mark and Pete have the answers.
Nicole Sturgeon's SNP will struggle to make ends meet if she achieves her independence dream, because public spending in Scotland is 30 percent higher than in England, with the rest of the UK footing the bill, an economist has warned. But the final blow to indepedance is the blocking of the another referendum #IndyRef2 by the Supreme Court.
Qatar's human rights record is the third worst in history for a host of the Association Football World Cup. But they are the host? Is this a good thing?
UK budget from hell

UK budget from hell

2022-11-2012:08

UK Chancellor (Finance Minsters) Jeremy Hunt delivered a brutal budget that aimed to address soaring inflation and a major cost of living crisis, but the measures he used are miss the elephant in the room. Mark and Pete have the answers.
The United States of America underneath a “tight” midterm race has inherent, unresolved tension: part of America feels that the current democratic system needs protection, while others are furious and battling for visibility. How can this be resolved?
I'm a Celebrity Out of Here will feature Matt Hancock in its current series. That #MattHancock who was the Minister for Health in the UK government and it is widely believed, made a mess of it. What's to be made of this?Features hit song.
The migration policy of the British government results in chaos at the in the channel, excessive illegal immigration and fear and loathing of immigrants. What's to be done?
It’s a sad but real reality to consider what the effects of your haircut can be on getting a job. People are judged daily on their ability based on a physical appearance that has exactly zero impact on their ability to successfully do a particular job. Mark and Pete weigh in.
A painting by abstract Dutch artist Piet Mondrian has been hanging upside down in various museums since it was first put on display 75 years ago, an art historian has found, but warned it could disintegrate if it was hung the right side up now. But is it important what way up it is? And is the art important? What about other modern abstract art, is it important, is it actually art? Mark and Pete weigh in.
An LS Lowry painting described as an "iconic masterpiece" has been sold at auction for a record-breaking £7.8 million. Going To The Match depicts a bustling throng of football fans gathered at the former home of Bolton Wanderers. Lowry manages to capture the scene giving a feel that locals would recognise. LS Lowry, Mark and Pete argue, is an example of how we should champion local talents and culture.
Growing up, your parents might have told you not to draw on the walls. Sam Cox never had that experience. Known professionally as Mr. Doodle, Cox has spent the past two years covering his reportedly $1.5 million Kent home in doodles.
How to cheat at chess

How to cheat at chess

2022-10-1709:51

Chess Investigation Finds That U.S. Grandmaster ‘Likely Cheated’ More Than 100 Times: an internal report reviewed by The Wall Street Journal alleges a previously unknown pattern of likely widespread cheating by Hans Moke Niemann, the player whose September victory over Magnus Carlsen has rocked the chess world. How DO you cheat at chess? What other areas of life are prime for cheating?
Nicola Sturgeon has called on Liz Truss to resign as she accused her of crashing the UK economy. The First Minister of Scotland said the UK Prime Minister's decisions had "heaped misery on people already struggling with a cost of living crisis". Sturgeon took aim at the Tories after Kwasi Kwarteng was sacked by Truss and replaced with Jeremy Hunt. What is to be done? Mark and Pete have the answers.
The World’s Highest-Paid Soccer Players 2022 provides interesting reading and the question springs to mind, why are they being so much money to kick and inflated bladder round a field! Mark and Pete have the answers.
Liz Truss and Kwasi Kwarteng have taken on the economic orthodoxy. They have announced extra borrowing to pay for tax cuts. They have sacked the Treasury’s top mandarin. They have insisted they will press on with their dash for growth despite a hostile reaction in the markets.Now the economic orthodoxy has struck back – and in the most high-profile way possible: a public and stinging rebuke from the International Monetary Fund (IMF). So, who messed up?
UK central bank scrambles as pound tanks, debt costs soar and the Bank of England has intervened in the markets with emergency action to steady the nation's finances. The effort came after a tax cut proposal under new Prime Minister Liz Truss and finance minister Chancellor Kwasi Kwateng were perceived as triggering financial chaos. Can the country break the habit of increasing debt or is it here to stay forever?
Liz Truss was met with a fierce political backlash from Conservative MPs after lifting the fracking ban, sparking anger from Tories worried that opposition parties will use the issue to win support in key battleground seats. Is it worth this unpopularity, can it solve the energy crisis despite Prime Minster Truss' claims gas from fracking could flow in six months being called into doubt – with one company estimating it could take as long as 18 months.
Billionaires sometimes make grand gestures of giving away money, is this a moral imperative? Yvon Chouinard of the firm Patagonia is doing just this. Do they have to be philanthropists? Are billionaires necessarily bad? Mark and Pete have the answers.
Will the period of mourning for Queen Elizabeth II regalvanize and revitalise Britain and the rest of the world. Mark and Pete have the answers.
A tribute to Queen Elizabeth II who died at Balmoral in Scotland on Thursday, more than 70 years after she ascended the throne. Years of duty leaving a legacy for her son Charles now King Charles III to build on. How will he do? Mark and Pete have the answers.
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