The world is doomed and so is the Queen – Merry Christmas from Global for me


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[Story Ticker] December 21st: update

Global for me has a rather gloomy ticker board at the moment, and all at Christmas time! Sorry, but with the worsening climate and the Copenhagen Summit’s failure to reach any conclusion – we’re highlighting that our correspondents are  able to provide coverage and analysis from all over the world and give us the low-down on what is going on and might be done next. Here is our suggestion. You can suggest your story ideas here today.

Meanwhile amidst the recession- even the British Royal Family is having a difficult time too. Escalating costs mean that they are set to clash with the government about finances in the near future. At Global for me –  we have the royal and constitutional experts to explain the problems, potential solutions and the likelihood of all possible outcomes. Can you image a Britain with out the Royal Family? Check our our suggested story here.

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The UK’s DNA data base – what do you think?


Over on our stories section, we’ve suggested the UK’s growing DNA library and the current events arising from the debate surrounding it as something that we’d like to know more about. The Home Office declares it a “vital crime-fighting tool” that had linked more than 410,000 crime scenes with a DNA match and a possible lead to an offender between 1998 and March 2009. However The Human Genetics Commission, an advisory body to the government has stated it’s concern that “function creep” has seen the DNA store turn from a database of offenders into a list of suspects.

Over three-quarters of black men aged between 18 and 35 are on the system. And eight percent of the British population is on the database meaning that proportionally to population it is the world’s biggest.

“Parliament has never formally debated the establishment of the National DNA Database and safeguards around it,” commission chairman Professor Jonathan Montgomery.

Here at Global for me, we’d also like to know what your opinion is so vote in our poll below!