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Unrest grows as Council Tax Benefit cut hits 2.4m poorest

Unrest grows as Council Tax Benefit cut hits 2.4m poorest

As David Cameron and his Tory colleagues head off to the sun for Easter, two million of Britain’s poorest citizens are today wondering how they are going to pay out an extra £14 per month to their local councils when there is no possibility of earning the extra money needed. The measures are causing increasing…

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Secret hearings, secret evidence, legal aid cuts – Welcome to Nazi Britain

Secret hearings, secret evidence, legal aid cuts – Welcome to Nazi Britain

The government is to introduce secret court hearings using secret evidence whilst cutting criminal legal aid in an attempt to protect the government from being held to account, all under the guise of “national security” and the need to save money. For those with a knowledge of history, the similarity of these latest measures with…

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Police powers increase as MPs declare IPCC useless

Police powers increase as MPs declare IPCC useless

As the police continue to become more powerful, Britain’s police watchdog, the Independent Police Complaints Commission has been slated in an influential Parliamentary report that accuses the IPCC of being overloaded with cases, leaving cases un-investigated, of having no real power and of too often using former policemen as supposedly “independent” investigators. Meanwhile, the Association…

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Public confidence in Britain’s police at all time low

Public confidence in Britain’s police at all time low

Recent revelations about the dishonest behaviour of Britain’s police are causing many members of the public to doubt the integrity and trustworthiness of officers. Hillsborough, revelations in the Leveson inquiry, inappropriate relations between the police and the press and the latest apparent dishonesty of police officers in the Andrew Mitchell affair (“Plebgate”) are causing people…

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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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Police panic over Conservative European Arrest Warrant changes

Police panic over Conservative European Arrest Warrant changes

Following the tabloid feeding frenzy over the Megan Stammers and Jeremy Forrest case, senior police officers are applying huge political pressure in order to fight more than 100 Tory MPs planning to pull Britain out of the European Arrest Warrant (EAW) arrangements. Mr Forrest was arrested on an EAW and police are scared that in…

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Hillsborough proves Britain’s police can never again be trusted

Hillsborough proves Britain’s police can never again be trusted

The confirmation of massive police corruption and dishonesty relating to the Hillsborough disaster has sadly but unambiguously confirmed what TheOpinionSite.org has been saying for years: British police officers can never be trusted. It is not only the scale of the corruption engaged within the South Yorkshire force that has shocked the public; not even the…

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New Police Commissioners politically driven and open to corruption

New Police Commissioners politically driven and open to corruption

TheOpinionSite.org believes that the election of political party candidates as new Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) will result in politically driven policies within police forces. Commissioners are likely to drive police policies along party lines with unpopular groups and individuals being targeted in order to gain political popularity and causing the Police Service to lose…

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Sex Offender Lie Detector tests may be expanded to include any suspected offenders

Sex Offender Lie Detector tests may be expanded to include any suspected offenders

In a shameful bid to score political points and to boost the failing reputation of the Home Secretary, Theresa May, the government has announced that, despite the fact that the devices are so unreliable that the evidence obtained from them is not allowed to be used in court, the use of polygraph testing or “Lie…

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Government must not weaken over police reforms

Government must not weaken over police reforms

The government’s resolve to reform the way in which the Police operate is being severely tested after the announcement that the former rail regulator and lawyer, Tom Winsor is to be appointed as the new Chief Inspector of Constabulary for England and Wales. TheOpinionSite.org believes that the government is right to appoint someone from outside…

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