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Why OpenUp?

Open Up is designed for people who want to work out what they think about the issues of the day, but who don’t have the time to read lots of material. Unlike other digests or summaries, it presents each issue through twelve key arguments for you to evaluate.

What do we do to be objective?

Open Up topics all have the same structure. We start by developing six questions. We then write two answers for each question: a ‘Yes’ answer and a ‘No’ answer. That makes twelve answers in all – six times two. Those twelve are the twelve arguments you see. We show them to you in random order. We don’t show you the questions – they’re like the scaffolding used to build a house.

Where a topic is ‘for and against’, like ‘Should the UK create a written constitution?’, this allows us to put the best arguments for a