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FAKE NEWS AND DEMOCRACY: In the Media

FAKE NEWS AND DEMOCRACY: In the Media

Ever since the creation of Instagram (2010), Snapchat (2011) and Facebook (2012), fake news has been circulating.  This isn’t surprising however, because as of December 2016, Instagram has over 600 million active monthly users, which is just over the population of North America. North America consists of 23 countries, with […]

What the NHS needs

What the NHS needs

I think that the government needs to invest more money.  Even though it has increased from £75.822 billion to £177.229billion which is quite a lot, the government still only spends about 7% of its GDP on healthcare, compared to 10% in other European countries and 20 % in the USA. […]

NHS: Crisis or short-term struggle?

NHS: Crisis or short-term struggle?

The NHS has been established since since 1948.  It is England’s first and only free healthcare system.  According to the NHS confederation, 89% of people surveyed agree our government should support a national health system that is tax funded.  Most people agree it needs more money, in order to provide […]

Lucy Palmer | goodbye Burnet News Club members!

Lucy Palmer | goodbye Burnet News Club members!

Hello Burnet News Club members!   I’m very sad to say that I will be leaving The Economist Educational Foundation on Friday. I wanted to write to tell you how much I have loved working with you all! I started volunteering for the Foundation back in 2013, running workshops in London […]

How will Brexit affect the NHS?

How will Brexit affect the NHS?

The NHS currently employs 1.7 million people and is the 5th biggest employer in the world. Although it is dwarfed by both Mcdonalds and Walmart the NHS is the only British employer in the top 10. Of the 1.7 million people employed there is only 971,878 British employees, with other […]

What are we doing wrong?

What are we doing wrong?

The Economist Educational Foundation has removed a picture from this post. See ‘Why have videos/pictures been deleted from my comment or post?’ on our FAQ’s page: http://www.burnetnewsclub.com/hub-help-desk/club-member-faqs/ People argue that the reason for the NHS’ struggles is a lack of funding, however, I disagree.  I believe that the huge 135 billion pounds […]

Is Perfect Health Care Possible?

Is Perfect Health Care Possible?

Is perfect health care possible? In our first session, we started off by thinking about what our perfect medical system would look like. Then we worked backwards, looking at all the barriers to this perfect system and thought about what would need to change. We came up with a tricky […]

My View on Syria

My View on Syria

I didn’t know much when I started this project about Syria   When we got deeper into the project I started to learn more about it I learned what started it all and how Briton tried to get involved while trying to not make things worse.   My view is […]

Peace and pacifists

Peace and pacifists

I do not believe in war at all. I believe that there should be no war in the world, and everything should be resolved in peace. I do not understand why there is any war in the world at all. Fighting only causes grief and casualties  and usually doesn’t resolve […]

The conflict

The conflict

Syria is a country that is involved in a civil war. More than over a quarter of a million people have been killed in this war and many have been injured. But why is this happening? It all began in 2011 when local people at the Syrian city of Deraa wanted to […]

Should we get involved?

Should we get involved?

I think we should get involved in Syria because as a world we are one. We should all help others. However to do this we could be taking many risks. No-fly zones would help the world, but this is a very dangerous solution. The machines are too powerful.  If we […]