The Truth About IPP Sentences

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Cameron is deliberately misleading people over the Human Rights Act

Cameron is deliberately misleading people over the Human Rights Act

Whilst Nick Clegg has now made it clear that the Human Rights Act “is here to stay”, at least as far as he is concerned, his Tory boss seems to be singing from a different song sheet, refusing to say what he really thinks for fear of being criticised by either his own MPs or…

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Further delay of 18 months over prisoners votes

Further delay of 18 months over prisoners votes

The European Court of Human Rights has effectively given the government up to 18 months to implement the court’s ruling that changes must be made to allow some UK prisoners to have the vote. The issue has been divisive amongst politicians and the previous Blair administration, along with the current government refused to address the…

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Cameron finally proves he is vindictive, selfish, uncaring and thoroughly nasty

Cameron finally proves he is vindictive, selfish, uncaring and thoroughly nasty

David Cameron’s response to the sentences being handed down by the courts in relation to the recent rioting shows that the Conservative “nasty” party is back in town. Vindictiveness is in the DNA of the Conservative party along with a natural selfishness, greed and lack of concern for the poor and currently, there is plenty…

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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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News of the World chief Brooks saved by David Cameron

News of the World chief Brooks saved by David Cameron

The revelation that the News of the World allegedly hacked into Milly Dowler’s mobile phone should come as no surprise to anyone who understands the Murdoch tabloid press for what it really is. It is an arm of the so-called “free press” of which all politicians are utterly terrified and which can operate with impunity,…

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IPP sentence reforms in danger as Cameron fears tabloid backlash

IPP sentence reforms in danger as Cameron fears tabloid backlash

Westminster sources close to Number 10 have revealed that weak Prime Minister David Cameron is so worried about the political effects of a tabloid led backlash to the proposed reforms of the IPP sentence, that he is reconsidering whether or not to reverse the government’s stated intention to get rid of it. The recent announcement…

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Supermarkets increase prices by up to 80% as Cameron does nothing

Supermarkets increase prices by up to 80% as Cameron does nothing

  If you have had the somewhat dubious pleasure of visiting your local supermarket recently, you will probably have noticed many people wandering around with a vague, incredulous look on their face as they try to comprehend why something that cost £0.75 last week now costs £1.35. In ASDA, the price of ‘Everyday Coffee’ has…

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Clarke intends to review and possibly scrap IPP sentences

Clarke intends to review and possibly scrap IPP sentences

IPP sentences are to be reviewed with the intention of scrapping them altogether according to the Secretary of State for Justice, Kenneth Clarke. However, there is fierce opposition to his plans and he may not succeed. He made the case for getting rid of IPP sentences during a statement to the House of Commons as…

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Sentencing reform in chaos as Cameron and Clarke slug it out

Sentencing reform in chaos as Cameron and Clarke slug it out

The government’s long awaited sentencing reforms are in chaos. David Cameron and Ken Clarke are engaged in bitter warfare over the contents of proposed sentencing reforms and the best way to present them. Clark wants justice and modernisation whereas Cameron wants political security and doesn’t care whether the reforms are fair or not. In fact,…

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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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