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CPS and police remain silent after man cleared of historic abuse

CPS and police remain silent after man cleared of historic abuse

Police and Crown Prosecution Service officials declined the opportunity to make their customary statement from the steps of Liverpool Crown Court after a man had been cleared of 40 year old allegations of historic abuse against children and after he had been extradited from Canada; the only evidence against him was the accounts of the…

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Cameron’s moral crusade is all about state control

Cameron’s moral crusade is all about state control

David Cameron’s moral crusade, based around ‘protecting children’ from everything evil or harmful, has very little to do with child protection but has everything to do with increasing government control of the lives of the rest of us. More so even than the previous Blairite government, Cameron has ignored the rights of adults to live…

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Benefit cuts and JSA sanctions causing crime increase

Benefit cuts and JSA sanctions causing crime increase

Cuts to Social Security benefits such as Job Seekers Allowance (JSA) and Employment Support Allowance (ESA) are causing an increase in acquisitive crimes including shoplifting, petty theft and non-domestic burglary. In addition, the punitive sanctions imposed on the unemployed and those receiving benefits, supposedly but not necessarily for breaching the rules, are causing untold misery,…

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Can the Police be Trusted? Probably not

Can the Police be Trusted? Probably not

Recent events such as Hillsborough, the death of Ian Tomlinson and the now infamous Plebgate affair involving the former cabinet minister, Andrew Mitchell have caused the British public to question whether or not police officers can be trusted. TheOpinionSite.org has to join those who are now asking, “Can the British police be trusted ever again?”…

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Early release ended by Grayling in right wing bidding war

In a blatantly political move, Justice Secretary, Chris Grayling has announced that the automatic early release of prisoners convicted of child rape or certain terrorist offences is to be scrapped. What Grayling has not said clearly and publicly is that this is simply a first step towards scrapping early release altogether for all offences; something…

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