Is the problem Meghan Markle or the royal family? Is the Illuminati really gone?

                                                    Is the problem Meghan Markle?

                                                            Or the Royal Family?

                                                  And is the Illuminati really gone?


Hello Readers!

This is another new blog post  from the members of the Future Leaders Club. The topics for this post are “The scrutiny of Mehgan Markle” and “ Is the illuminati still around”

The first thing we looked at was all the criticism aimed directly at Meghan Markle.

At first, the country was more focused on the Royal wedding but more and more accusations have been popping up since;

Faking her pregnancy

Selling illegal substances at the wedding

Demanding synthetic air freshener in the Royal Chapel

These are all unproven claims.

Our discussion led on to whether we agree with the article that the Royal family is an absurd system and should be abolished or if we think it should remain. In the end we agreed that we were pro-Royal family. The main reason is that they bring much valuable tourism to our country. Millions of people visit each year to see Royal buildings like Buckingham Palace and Windsor castle or to catch a glimpse of a member of the Royal family at an official engagement. This provides us with a great boost to our tourism. It was reported that Windsor experienced more than 100,000 tourists who visited on the wedding day hoping to catch a glimpse of Prince Harry and Megan.

As well as this some members of the Royal family do great work for charity and raise awareness of important topics. For example Princes William and Harry have recently worked hard to raise awareness of mental health issues.

Meghan Markle has come under extreme scrutiny because she is American and a former actress who has been previously married. She has a public footprint from her life prior to becoming a member of the Royal family.

However that was not the only topic we looked at, we also had a discussion about the secret organisation known as The Illuminati and whether it was disbanded in 1784. Illuminati should be at the top of any conspiracy theorist’s list.

It is believed to be a powerful and savagely guarded organisation that secretly controls the entire modern world.  It is said to be done mainly through infiltrating the media and brainwashing everybody. We looked at the use of triangle symbol and the use of the pyramid on currency. The Illuminati uses the pyramid as their symbol because it symbolises one of their core beliefs , that money is actually the route to all freedom. This is just one of their four main beliefs. We thought that The Illuminati still exists but in secret.

We would like to know what others think


Do you think the Royal family is a positive institution for our country?


Do you think The Illuminati organisation really disbanded in 1784?


Did you enjoy this post?


Can a murderer become a lawyer?

Hello readers!

As you can probably tell by the greeting this is the first blog post by us as members of the Future Leaders team. This blog is the first of many to be posted by us, with each one discussing a different topic, many of which will cover controversial issues. The topic for this post is “is it right for former convicts to become lawyers?”

The article we have been reading focuses on the case of Bruce Reilly, who murdered a man while he was hitchhiking. Bruce was convicted and served many years in prison. Having considered this case, the article agrees that allowing convicts to become lawyers is a good thing, Upon his release on parole in 2005, Bruce joined a university having studied law while incarcerated. The article argues that the best person to release from prison is a murderer, typically being someone who has served a long sentence in prison and has “typically matured out of crime by the time [they are] released”.

The article suggests that prison changes people for the better and, while society should still be careful of former inmates due to the risk of re-offending, they are still human and deserve to have the same opportunities as others.

We believe that the article is right. Most people who go to prison for extended lengths of time are proven to be less likely to re-offend than people incarcerated for lesser time. Evidence of the capability of inmates to reform is found in Scandinavian countries where there are some prisons consisting of a whole island, which focus on reforming inmates, not

punishing them. Prisoners live like normal people among themselves with very few guards, yet there is a very low crime rate, which shows how criminals are not permanently stuck in their old ways can reform and are safe to go back into society and have jobs with large amounts of responsibility, such as becoming lawyers.

Theoretically, ex-inmates should be ideal lawyers as they have first-hand experience of how the law works as well as what sentence they should plead for their client. Bruce Reilly helped at least two fellow inmates to reduce their sentences while he was himself in prison. Imagine what people like him could do when they have unrestricted communication and freedom equal to that of people who have never committed a crime. This would enable ex-convicts to use their skills, talents, and abilities to impact the world in a positive manner, rather than wasting their abilities doing menial jobs.

Finally, one could argue that, giving criminals the chance to become very successful and have more responsibility could dissuade them from re-offending. This is because, if someone has a low paid job with restrictions on what they can do for a living, they have less to lose if the are caught committing another crime. This means that giving criminals more rights and imposing fewer restrictions on them could impact crime rates in a positive manner.

We have numerous questions for people responding to this article, such as:

* Do you agree?

* If so, why, and if not, why not?

* Are there any other well-known examples on the internet of ex-inmates being given a second chance at a normal life

* Was this article engaging?

* Was this article too long?

* And finally, was it enjoyable or interesting to read?

This blog was composed by Talitha Bader and Ethan Wright of the Future Leaders team.