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Sex Offenders Register ruling causes renewed fear for weak Cameron

The British Coalition Government is in total confusion and turmoil over the ruling by the UK Supreme Court that the lack of a review mechanism regarding the Sex Offenders Register violates the European Convention on Human Rights. The Cameron Government is terrified of being criticised by the Sun newspaper, the disproportionately influential child protection industry…

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Cameron can’t be trusted – Liberals forced to apologise for being honest

David Cameron cannot be trusted and George Osborne is out of touch with ordinary people according to senior Liberal Democrats and some ministers. It is refreshing to hear politicians being honest for once – so why have they been forced to apologise for their honesty? After the humiliating climb down by Vince Cable who was…

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Vince Cable at war with Murdoch – and about time

The Business Secretary, Vince Cable hasĀ  “declared war” on Rupert Murdoch and his empire. TheOpinionSite.org and many others will be glad to hear this whilst at the same time regretting that these comments may well cost Cable his job. The comments are from an undercover tape made by reporters from the Daily Telegraph. Mr Cable…

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Couples start legal battle for gay marriage

The campaign group Equal Love has started an action in the European Cour of Human Rights in a bid to change the law and allow gay couples to marry. Since 2005 they have been able to enter into a Civil Partnership which many say is marriage by another name. It confers the same legal rights…

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Government to Block Adult Porn Sites ‘to protect children’. Anti-government sites will be next

Claire Perry MP, the newly elected, self-proclaimed ‘Internet Nanny’ is proposing, with government support, that all adult porn sites should be blocked by default and only be made available when requested by users who have proved they are over 18. Perry insists this is necessary as more and more children are being ‘sexualised’ and accused…

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Prisoners get vote if serving less than 4 years – Government still not in compliance with ECHR

The Government has announced today that only prisoners serving less than 4 years will be able to vote. Today’s rather pathetic decision means that most prisoners will still be unable to vote and that the Cameron/Clegg administration will still be in breach of the ruling by the European Court of Human Rights. The Government’s decision…

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United States eager to prosecute Assange over Wikileaks – flawed UK Extradition Treaty will help them

The US is desperate to get their hands on Wikileaks founder, Julian Assange – especially now he has been released on bail despite all their efforts and protests. TheĀ  Swedes are also in the firing line and it has been suggested that they may be encouraged to discontinue their action in order to allow the…

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Ken Clarke attacked by Tory Right as Conservatives fail again on Sentencing Reform

According to the Daily Mail, Daily Express and the Sun, the Justice Secretary Ken Clarke has got it all wrong and is ‘soft on crime’. With headlines quoting a ‘charter for criminals’, ‘get out of jail free’ and all the other cheap, thick nonsense spread all over their various front pages, they have made it…

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Assange endures ‘Dickensian’ Wandsworth prison and its appalling regime despite bail

The founder of Wikileaks, Julian Assange has been granted bail but remains in the ‘Dickensian ‘ conditions of Wandsworth jail. As soon as the district judge came down in favour of Assange, the authorities, even given the weak case they have, went looking for an appeal. They could simply not abide the thought of losing.…

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VAT increase hits the poor already as retailers raise prices early

A new report from tax consultants KPMG shows that retailers are already cashing in on the forthcoming rise in VAT. They have already increased prices by up to 10% and 60% of retailers questioned anonymously say they intend to add a further increase in January and blame it on the 2.5% increase in VAT. Retail…

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