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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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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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Compassionate Conservatism ditched as ‘nasty’ Tories swerve violently to the right

Compassionate Conservatism ditched as ‘nasty’ Tories swerve violently to the right

Multi-millionaire Prime Minister, David Cameron today unceremoniously ditched the idea of “Compassionate Conservatism” as he gave in to Right Wing Tories over unemployment and housing benefits, dumping on the unemployed, the young and the homeless in the process. It would seem to TheOpinionSite.org that Cameron has also given up on the idea that “We’re all…

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Government and police to monitor all communications and Internet activities of all UK citizens

Government and police to monitor all communications and Internet activities of all UK citizens

The government has confirmed that they intend to introduce legislation which will enable them to monitor the telephone calls, e-mails, texts and Internet useage of everyone in the UK. Internet service providers (ISP) will be required to pass information on to the governments monitoring service, GCHQ and to do so in real time. TheOpinionSite.org can…

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Police privatisation sets us all on a dangerous path

Police privatisation sets us all on a dangerous path

Police forces across England and Wales are inviting bids from private companies who wish to undertake some aspects of the policing role in England and Wales. In allowing forces to do so, the government has set itself on a dangerous path that could seriously undermine the public accountability of the police. With many believing that…

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Weak Cameron forces punishment change to IPP reforms

Weak Cameron forces punishment change to IPP reforms

Ken Clarke’s brave attempt to bring common sense into the sentencing system in England and Wales is being sabotaged by sleazy prime minister David Cameron who is afraid of appearing to be ‘soft on crime’. It was revealed in a House of Lords debate last week that Cameron, ever fearful of criticism from the tabloids,…

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Prisons Week is a lost opportunity for change

Prisons Week is a lost opportunity for change

This week is ‘Prisons Week’ and although you may never have heard of it, it is a regular annual event that seeks to draw attention to those who work in the prison system as well as prisoners themselves. However, it does not draw attention to the failures within the system. That, in the view of…

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Confusion over IPP sentences after Clarke’s latest announcement

Confusion over IPP sentences after Clarke’s latest announcement

As predicted over a year ago by TheOpinionSite.org, the Secretary of State for Justice, Kenneth Clarke has confirmed the government’s intention to scrap the now notorious Indeterminate Sentence for Public Protection (IPP). However, after his most recent interview this morning on the BBC Radio 4 Today programme, there is considerable confusion as to what will…

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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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Deportation did not fail because of cat – Daily Mail is wrong yet again

Deportation did not fail because of cat – Daily Mail is wrong yet again

The Home Secretary, Theresa May and the Justice Secretary, Ken Clarke are at war again, this time over the claim by Theresa May that an attempt to deport a Bolivian man failed because of his pet cat. According to the Daily Mail headline this morning, Ms May is correct. In fact, she is wrong –…

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