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The Venables Saga goes on…and on

The Venables Saga goes on…and on

So, Jon Venables (or whatever his name is now) got 2 years for the child porn offences. Now the knee-jerk prone UK authorities have announced an enquiry into the Probation Service and the handling of the case. They don’t need one and in any case they will never openly criticise the Probation Service who can…

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Why do the British want so many people locked up?

Why do the British want so many people locked up?

The Justice Secretary, Ken Clarke intends to reduce the number of people held in custody in the UK. No sooner had he made his announcement then the howls of anguish and derision started. Accusations that he was going soft on crime, exaggerated claims that he would let out hundreds of dangerous people, suggestions that he…

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Gove needs to be Educated!

Michael Gove, the UK Education Secretary, takes this month’s TheOpinionSite prize for incompetence. How anyone can make such a fool of themselves is a mystery to behold. Gove published a list of school projects, some entries of which indicated that they would go ahead and some indicated the contrary. Now, Gove has been forced into…

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Is Clegg Brave or Stupid?

It’s a great idea to ask the ‘great unwashed’ which laws they would like repealed, don’t you think? So much better than leaving all those dishonest politicians to decide how we should all live our lives. Furthermore, Mr. Clegg – our esteemed Deputy Prime Minister – has said that every idea will be read and…

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