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Ken Clarke and Home Secretary at war over Justice reforms

Ken Clarke and Home Secretary at war over Justice reforms

We may all be kept waiting for some time as the Justice Secretary, Ken Clarke seeks a way to announce his decisions on future sentencing and prison policy. He has to balance the need for serious reform against the risk of committing political suicide. There are already rumors circulating around Westminster that Mr Clarke may…

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Esther Rantzen’s Own Condemnation of Excessive Child Protection

Esther Rantzen’s Own Condemnation of Excessive Child Protection

— but her expressed regrets have had no influence on a paranoid nation or its politicians TheOpinionSite.org reprints below an article by the woman who perhaps more than anyone else rightly introduced and encouraged the concept of ‘Child Protection’ to the UK. (We originally reprinted this in our FREE Subscribers Magazine available HERE) However, the…

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Vote Yes to AV and drag Britain out of the past – for all our sakes

Vote Yes to AV and drag Britain out of the past – for all our sakes

TheOpinionSite.org has watched and listened to the various arguments for and against the Alternative Voting System. We have heard the likes of the greedy, vindictive and very nasty Michael Howard say the ‘Yes’ campaign is getting desperate; we have heard David Cameron lie with superb hypocrisy as he condemns AV – even though he was…

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Royal Wedding driving people away in droves

Royal Wedding driving people away in droves

The forthcoming wedding between Prince William and Kate Middleton is likely to be completely ignored by millions. A YouGov poll and other surveys show¬† that whilst only 37% of the population are likely to watch the proceedings on television, many more will ignore it altogether with millions taking extra leave and going on holiday instead.…

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Is Cameron using war to gain credibility?

Is Cameron using war to gain credibility?

  Britain is, historically at least, a warring nation. It’s empire was built upon war and slavery, as were empires before it. Monarchs and Prime Ministers have for hundreds of years used conflict as a means to increasing their credibility in the eyes of those that they rule and govern. In recent years we have…

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Government loses final appeal over prisoners’ votes

Government loses final appeal over prisoners’ votes

The British government has lost its final appeal over the issue of voting rights for prisoners. David Cameron’s government is now in an extremely difficult position as it attempts to balance the moaning and whingeing of its own backbenchers against the requirements of the ruling from the European Court of Human Rights. Before we go…

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Debt – are individuals to blame for not helping themselves?

Debt – are individuals to blame for not helping themselves?

  In a recent survey undertaken by¬†TheOpinionSite.org the number one subject of concern to our subscribers was that of debt. Indeed, it appears that it is affecting more and more people which is hardly surprising given the current economic climate. However, the question that has to be asked is whether debt is a product of…

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MPs go on holiday as strike threats loom

MPs go on holiday as strike threats loom

The House of Commons is in recess until April 26th – or to put it another way, MPs are on holiday. What is more, they are on holiday at a time when public-sector unions and others are threatening strikes and even teachers have gone on strike this week in one school in protest over violent…

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Tuition fees not as government expected

Tuition fees not as government expected

Tuition fees are not working out in quite the way the government planned. The government should not be surprised by this as they left the door wide open with vague conditions regarding poorer students and have done little to enforce the limits promised to the public. Universities and colleges are having a hard time at…

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Prison officers threaten strike action – again!

Prison officers threaten strike action – again!

It seems only yesterday that TheOpinionSite.org reported that the police have been complaining about their pay cuts. Now it seems that prison officers are jumping on the same bandwagon, albeit they are doing it in a slightly different and rather unconvincing way. Tony Blair’s government decided early on in their administration that they would try…

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