The Truth About IPP Sentences

NSPCC maintain abuse hysteria as donations fall

NSPCC maintain abuse hysteria as donations fall

After cashing in on increased claims of ‘historic’ abuse, many resulting from the publicity surrounding Jimmy Savile and others, the NSPCC is now trying to scare everyone over ‘present day abuse’; the decision of the prime minister not to support the automatic blocking of Internet porn sites has also come under fire from what appears…

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Conservatives offer many offenders no alternative to prison

Conservatives offer many offenders no alternative to prison

Today the Chancellor, George Osborne gave his Autumn Statement or ‘mini budget’ to the Commons and announced no help for the unemployed and certainly no hope for unemployed ex-offenders; indeed, in monetary and most other terms, if you have a criminal record and cannot pay your bills, you may well be better off in prison…

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Prisoners votes delay likely to cost taxpayers millions

Prisoners votes delay likely to cost taxpayers millions

The British government’s latest delaying tactics over the voting rights of UK prisoners could cost taxpayers hundreds of millions of pounds. The government, fearful of troublesome backbench MPs, has decided to form a parliamentary committee to consider what may or may not be in a draft Bill, thus ensuring that the 6 year old problem…

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Cameron frightened of questioning alleged abuse claims

Cameron frightened of questioning alleged abuse claims

When David Cameron was handed a list of supposed paedophiles on breakfast television a few days ago, he certainly appeared to be rattled and some observers might suggest the prime minister looked positively frightened – and so he might; not least because Cameron has, like all politicians except the greatly missed Claire Curtis Thomas, been…

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After Savile, every British man should worry about his past

After Savile, every British man should worry about his past

As the Jimmy Savile affair rumbles on, the question of whether so called “historic” offences should be subject to some form of Statute of Limitation has again been raised, not just because police, the CPS, courts and politicians seem to be applying today’s modern thinking to life as it was 40 years ago but also…

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