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Supermarkets increase prices by up to 80% as Cameron does nothing

Supermarkets increase prices by up to 80% as Cameron does nothing

  If you have had the somewhat dubious pleasure of visiting your local supermarket recently, you will probably have noticed many people wandering around with a vague, incredulous look on their face as they try to comprehend why something that cost £0.75 last week now costs £1.35. In ASDA, the price of ‘Everyday Coffee’ has…

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Save us from the wretched, mind-numbing tabloid mentality designed for idiots

Save us from the wretched, mind-numbing tabloid mentality designed for idiots

As regular subscribers will be aware, I am no great fan of tabloid newspapers. They have far too much influence on otherwise normal thinking people, distort the values and realities of real life and worst of all, seem to have an almost godlike hold over politicians. Speak to any MP and they will tell you…

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Milly Dowler case must not be allowed to weaken defence options

Milly Dowler case must not be allowed to weaken defence options

The conviction of Levi Bellfield for the murder of Milly Dowler was a gift to the media and a threat to the stability of the principal that any defendant in a criminal case has the right to the best and most forceful defence of possible. TheOpinionSite.org believes that no one, politicians or anyone else for…

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Clarke intends to review and possibly scrap IPP sentences

Clarke intends to review and possibly scrap IPP sentences

IPP sentences are to be reviewed with the intention of scrapping them altogether according to the Secretary of State for Justice, Kenneth Clarke. However, there is fierce opposition to his plans and he may not succeed. He made the case for getting rid of IPP sentences during a statement to the House of Commons as…

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Convicted police officers – arrogant and above the law but still employed

Convicted police officers – arrogant and above the law but still employed

Dozens of police officers are being allowed to keep their jobs despite being convicted of very serious offences. Officers convicted for possession of Class A drugs, being caught drunk behind the wheel of a car and for leaking information held on the Police National Computer were all subject to disciplinary enquiries after being convicted and…

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Sentencing reform in chaos as Cameron and Clarke slug it out

Sentencing reform in chaos as Cameron and Clarke slug it out

The government’s long awaited sentencing reforms are in chaos. David Cameron and Ken Clarke are engaged in bitter warfare over the contents of proposed sentencing reforms and the best way to present them. Clark wants justice and modernisation whereas Cameron wants political security and doesn’t care whether the reforms are fair or not. In fact,…

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Welfare to Work ignores serious ex-offenders and CRB failures

Welfare to Work ignores serious ex-offenders and CRB failures

The government’s new back to work scheme, “Welfare to Work” came into operation on Friday. The idea is a simple one: get as many people off benefit and back into work by using private ‘providers’ who get paid by results. Not a bad idea, some would say except that in reality, the whole system is…

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Cameron again shows weakness over IPP and sentence reforms

Cameron again shows weakness over IPP and sentence reforms

Weak, sleazy David Cameron appears to be getting ready to go into reverse over reforms to IPP sentencing and the prison system and once again deserts Justice Secretary, Ken Clarke  as he seeks to reform Britain’s corrupt and failing justice system. Although it usually pleases me greatly when I am proved to be right about…

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Cable in conflict over strike reform as pathetic Clegg stays out of sight

Cable in conflict over strike reform as pathetic Clegg stays out of sight

The Business Secretary, Vince Cable received a less than welcoming reception at the GMB union conference today when he suggested that legislation covering industrial action may need to be revised. Mr. Cable’s remarks came as part of a speech given to the union’s conference and was a thinly veiled warning that they should not engage…

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Cameron and Mothers Union cannot stop kids from growing up

Cameron and Mothers Union cannot stop kids from growing up

Dishonest Prime Minister David Cameron, together no doubt with a few other notable, vote seeking, weak politicians are about to make total fools of themselves in an attempt to “preserve the innocence of childhood”. Cameron is attempting to cash in on parents’ alleged worries that children are ‘growing up too soon’. More specifically, Mr. Cameron…

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