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Confusion over IPP sentences after Clarke’s latest announcement

Confusion over IPP sentences after Clarke’s latest announcement

As predicted over a year ago by TheOpinionSite.org, the Secretary of State for Justice, Kenneth Clarke has confirmed the government’s intention to scrap the now notorious Indeterminate Sentence for Public Protection (IPP). However, after his most recent interview this morning on the BBC Radio 4 Today programme, there is considerable confusion as to what will…

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EU referendum debate is based on manipulated ignorance and fear

EU referendum debate is based on manipulated ignorance and fear

The futile backbench debate to be held in the House of Commons on 24 October will be a gift to the Daily Mail and the Sun, will give false hope to Eurosceptics across the country and will be a total waste of time and a distraction as the government is not in any way bound…

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Dale Farm eviction is about much more than planning laws

Dale Farm eviction is about much more than planning laws

The police heavily outnumbered protesters today as the eviction of travellers from Dale Farm in Essex went ahead. Violence was in evidence on both sides as residents sought to assert what they regard as their right to live on the land and police were apparently defending themselves from attack. Bricks and debris were thrown at…

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CRB and Vetting changes face increased opposition from protection charities

CRB and Vetting changes face increased opposition from protection charities

The government is still uncertain as to what to do about the currently over-protective nature in which CRB checks are required and carried out. Despite promises from David Cameron and Nick Clegg, TheOpinionSite.org believes that any changes made as a result of the Protection of Freedoms Bill currently going through Parliament may very well be…

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Deportation did not fail because of cat – Daily Mail is wrong yet again

Deportation did not fail because of cat – Daily Mail is wrong yet again

The Home Secretary, Theresa May and the Justice Secretary, Ken Clarke are at war again, this time over the claim by Theresa May that an attempt to deport a Bolivian man failed because of his pet cat. According to the Daily Mail headline this morning, Ms May is correct. In fact, she is wrong –…

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Home Secretary Theresa May wants Human Rights Act to be scrapped

Home Secretary Theresa May wants Human Rights Act to be scrapped

It is a matter of historical fact that politicians only ever ask for major legislation to be scrapped in order to give themselves more power. The Home secretary, Theresa may who has revealed herself to be both anti-Europe and anti-civil liberties, has said in the Sunday Telegraph that she wants to scrap the Human Rights…

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