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Rebekah Brooks resigns – and not a moment too soon

Rebekah Brooks resigns – and not a moment too soon

The poisonous ‘Queen of Fleet Street’, Rebekah brooks has at last resigned as CEO of News International. Most people, including TheOpinionSite.org will wish her good riddance. The most poisonous woman in the press and media world had finally become the story – a situation that has been damaging Rupert Murdoch and his parent company News…

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Murdoch withdraws BSkyB bid and may ditch UK papers as well

Murdoch withdraws BSkyB bid and may ditch UK papers as well

Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp has withdrawn its bid to take over the profit generating broadcaster BSkyB. There is now speculation that with the new proposals for regulation put forward today by the government and opposition and also the in depth criminal investigation now under way, Murdoch may finally decide that the UK is no longer…

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News of the World closure is due to corruption of both press and police

News of the World closure is due to corruption of both press and police

The closure of the News of the World is the best news to come out of Fleet Street for many years but the paper would have closed years ago had it not been for weak MPs, power-hungry prime ministers and corrupt policemen. The tacky tabloid has lied, cheated and threatened its way to success whilst…

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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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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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Murdoch gets his own way as Cameron’s government caves in – again

The British government caved in today to Rupert Murdoch and in its most pathetic move yet gave the go ahead for Mr. Murdoch to buy the remaining part of BSkyB that he does not already own. The Culture Secretary, Jeremy Hunt reckons the new deal that Mr. Murdoch has put forward will guarantee a degree…

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UK Sex Offender Register follows America in destroying families and children

TheOpinionSite.org has been at the forefront when it comes to informing people of the hypocrisies and unjust nature of the UK Sex Offender Register. With an age of criminal responsibility set at 10 years of age, together with no statute of limitations on sexual offences, Britain puts both the very young and the very old…

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Police corruption alive and well in the UK

The case of Mark Kennedy, the now desperate ex-police officer who infiltrated eco-protesters raises a number of uncomfortable questions relating to police behaviour generally and specifically the role of an ever more powerful police force within UK society. As reported in many national newspapers, the police have apparently tried to hide tapes of conversations, dubiously…

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