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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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Internet censorship likely as government seeks even more power

Internet censorship likely as government seeks even more power

The Prime Minister, David Cameron is meeting with Virgin Media, Sky and other Internet Service Providers (ISP) supposedly to discuss the best ways of “protecting children” from pornography and “inappropriate” content. TheOpinionSite.org and others though believe that what Cameron really wants is to control what the public read and see online, as this government and…

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Work Programme a total failure as government ignores older unemployed and CRB check jobless

Work Programme a total failure as government ignores older unemployed and CRB check jobless

The government’s much heralded Work Programme is completely failing to help older unemployed people and those with criminal records. TheOpinionSite.org can reveal that according to sources within the Department of Work and Pensions, the government sees employing the young as being more cost effective and more politically acceptable than getting experienced 45 – 60 year…

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CRB check appeal fails over police warning given when aged 11

CRB check appeal fails over police warning given when aged 11

A young man appealing against the contents of an Enhanced Criminal Records Certificate (ECRC) – a CRB check –  which revealed a police warning given to him when he was just 11 years of age, has failed in his High Court appeal against it. TheOpinionSite.org suggests that this ‘one strike and you are out’ system…

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CRB Check Reform Slow, Difficult and Politically Dangerous

CRB Check Reform Slow, Difficult and Politically Dangerous

TheOpinionSite.org has been told that the government could be having second thoughts about making any real changes to CRB checks, resulting in previous proposals being watered down. Ministers are so frightened about a backlash from the child protection lobby that in the end, any changes may in fact be little more than cosmetic. After the…

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Sex offender policies misleading, under-funded and potentially disastrous

Sex offender policies misleading, under-funded and potentially disastrous

Legal sources have told TheOpinionSite.org that the government is failing in its duty to rehabilitate sex offenders by cutting spending on vital offending behaviour courses, choosing instead to spend taxpayer’s money on misleading policies designed to convince the public that the government is protecting children when in fact it is not really doing so 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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Police fearful of accountability when being filmed by the public

Police fearful of accountability when being filmed by the public

Many police officers are apparently trying to prevent members of the public from filming them whilst on duty, even using the threat of arrest if the individuals do not comply. Officers have also been using ‘Stop and Search’ powers to dissuade press and other photographers from taking photographs. Several recent cases have made it clear…

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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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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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