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Jonathan Dimbleby,

disagrees Tariffs
As it is, the grotesque distortions of the global market mean that for every dollar the West dispatches to Africa in the form of aid, two dollars are clawed back through subsidies and tariff barriers: a monumental rip-off by the rich as they instruct the poor to accept 'free' trade or else.
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Joe Klein, Columnist for TIME magazine.

agrees Carbon Tax
I believe that climate change is real, and a long-term problem to be addressed in every way, ranging from a carbon tax to incentives for non-polluting energy sources.
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Robert F. Kennedy Jr, American radio host, environmental activist, author and attorney specializing in environmental law

disagrees Vaccines
None of the vaccines have more than a few months of double-blind placebo testing, which will not allow you to spot illnesses like autism that aren’t diagnosed before five years. Second of all, in most vaccines, for example the Gardasil vaccine, they don’t use true placebos.
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Lord Robert Skidelsky, Economist

agrees Basic Income
An unconditional basic income would make part-time work a possibility for many who now have to work full-time at minimum wages; it would also start to give all workers the same choice as to how much to work, and under what conditions, as is now possessed by owners of substantial capital.
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William Poundstone, Journalist

There is going to be interest in creating machines with will, whose interests are not our own. And that's without considering what machines that terrorists, rogue regimes, and intelligence agencies of the less roguish nations, may devise. I think the notion of Frankensteinian AI, which turns on its creators, is something worth taking seriously
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Alistair Darling, Labour Member of Parliament 1987-2015, Chancellor of the Exchequer 2007-2010

disagrees Brexit
There is no trading arrangement outside the EU that gives us the free trade we rely on today. Leaving would put jobs, low prices and financial security at risk.
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William Hague, Former UK Foreign Secretary, Leader of the House of Commons and MP for Richmond

disagrees Brexit
Britain voting to leave the European Union could spark the end of the United Kingdom. It would give Scottish nationalists impetus for a second independence referendum.
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Andrew Roberts, English historian

agrees Brexit
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Simon Heffer, British journalist

agrees Brexit
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Robert Lacey, British historian and biographer

disagrees Brexit
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Richard Davenport-Hines, Historian and literary biographer

disagrees Brexit
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D. R. Thorpe, British historian

disagrees Brexit
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Anthony Seldon, British historian

disagrees Brexit
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Chelsea Handler, American comedian, actress, author and talk show host

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Gail Sheehy, Writer, biographer

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Jacquelyn Mitchard, American journalist

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Michael Eric Dyson, Author, professor

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Joe Klein, Columnist for TIME magazine.

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Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., American activist

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Conrad Black, Canadian-born newspaper publisher

disagrees Clinton over Trump
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