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Is the NSPCC being dishonest in order to get our money?

Is the NSPCC being dishonest in order to get our money?

According to the latest scare story from the NSPCC, at least 64 children are sexually abused every day in England and Wales; a claim that some may wish to question given that the NSPCC has already had one of its major advertising campaigns stopped by the Advertising¬† Standards Authority for being misleading. In common with…

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UK Extradition Treaty favours US over Britain

UK Extradition Treaty favours US over Britain

Ever since the case of the alleged computer hacker Gary McKinnon hit the headlines, the extradition treaty that exists between the United Kingdom and the United States has been thrown into sharp relief. Criticism of the treaty abounds in the United Kingdom on the basis that it is both unfair and unjust to UK citizens…

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Changes to CRB checks – what next?

Changes to CRB checks – what next?

There is, perhaps understandably, a great deal of rumour flying around with regard to the likely changes in the system of Criminal Record Bureau or CRB checks, particularly as the government is delaying its long-awaited proposals. The situation has not been helped by the row over Ken Clarke’s much exaggerated remarks of last week. This…

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Jack Straw declares war on IPP reforms

Jack Straw declares war on IPP reforms

Former Justice Secretary, Jack Straw last night made clear his opposition to any proposals to reduce the number of prisoners serving an Indeterminate Sentence for Public Protection (IPP). Straw made his comments during last night’s BBC Question Time programme which for the first time ever was broadcast from inside a prison; the programme was recorded…

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Ken Clarke assailed by innacurate tabloid mentality

Ken Clarke assailed by innacurate tabloid mentality

The Secretary of State for Justice, Ken Clarke was buried today under accusations that he was going ‘soft’ on rapists. Unfortunately, most of the people who were trying to make a case against his reforms got most things wrong and sounded as if they were writing an editorial for the Sun newspaper. Everyone from individuals,…

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Cameron betrays his own ministers for fear of tabloid headlines

Cameron betrays his own ministers for fear of tabloid headlines

Government ministers are being deserted wholesale by David Cameron as he seeks to avoid bad headlines in papers like the Daily Mail and the Sun. There is a growing feeling across Whitehall that any policy that meets resistance from the tabloids or from Tory backbenchers is likely to be severely revised or even ditched. Meanwhile…

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How To Survive An IPP Sentence

How To Survive An IPP Sentence

Essential for IPP prisoners, their friends and families It has been a month since TheOpinionSite.org published the long awaited downloadable book, “How To Survive An IPP Sentence” which is described as a ‘Survival Guide’ for those serving an Indeterminate Sentence for Public Protection and also their families. The book has proved to be a huge…

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Government dismisses Supreme Court ruling on miscarriage of justice compensation

Government dismisses Supreme Court ruling on miscarriage of justice compensation

The government yesterday dismissed a ruling from the UK Supreme Court regarding payment of compensation where there has been a miscarriage of justice. Two former prisoners from Northern Ireland yesterday claimed victory in their fight to obtain compensation after they had been cleared of any guilt by the High Court but had still been refused…

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Arrogant Conservatives at war with weak Liberal Democrats

Arrogant Conservatives at war with weak Liberal Democrats

Since last Thursday’s disaster for the Liberal Democrats, the Conservative party seem to have rather lost sight of their true place in Parliament. To be more specific, they need to remember that they did not actually win the last general election and that without the support from the Liberal Democrats, they would not be in…

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Vote Yes to AV and end Britain’s political gravy train for good

Vote Yes to AV and end Britain’s political gravy train for good

The present ‘first past the post’ voting system has enabled many MPs to occupy their constituencies for years on end without any real threat of removal in a general election. These so-called ‘safe seats’ mean that many MPs remain in Parliament for years and years without any need whatsoever to take any notice of the…

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