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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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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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London riots again as hatred of police and social unrest grows

London riots again as hatred of police and social unrest grows

London saw more riots yesterday, this time in Tottenham, with police cars being set alight and resulting in more than 40 people being arrested. Meanwhile, the ever more pompous Home Secretary,Theresa May condemned the violence without giving any heed whatsoever as to its cause. She said: “Such disregard for public safety and property will not…

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Yet more police corruption as Cleveland chief and deputy are arrested

Yet more police corruption as Cleveland chief and deputy are arrested

The arrest of the Chief Constable of Cleveland and his deputy is yet more proof, were it needed, that the higher up the police promotional ladder one looks, the more police corruption one is likely to find. Indeed, TheOpinionSite.org feels that it is time to ask the question, “Are the UK police institutionally corrupt?” Whilst…

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Sarah’s law is a fraud and a waste of money

Sarah’s law is a fraud and a waste of money

TheOpinionSite.org does not usually reprint articles from other websites. On this occasion however, we break that rule. The Guardian website reports in clear and simple terms one of the great lies of the tabloid press in startling simplicity; that Sarah’s Law is a fraud, a waste of money and a populist measure sanctioned by a…

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Changes to sex offenders register may be unlawful

Changes to sex offenders register may be unlawful

The government’s proposed changes to the notification requirements for UK sex offenders (Sex Offenders Register) may be unlawful. TheOpinionSite.org can reveal that the lack of independence and impartiality of the police, the retrospective nature of any changes that may be made and claims that the requirements are disproportionate are, according to reliable sources, all under…

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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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Changes to CRB checks – what next?

Changes to CRB checks – what next?

There is, perhaps understandably, a great deal of rumour flying around with regard to the likely changes in the system of Criminal Record Bureau or CRB checks, particularly as the government is delaying its long-awaited proposals. The situation has not been helped by the row over Ken Clarke’s much exaggerated remarks of last week. This…

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Government dismisses Supreme Court ruling on miscarriage of justice compensation

Government dismisses Supreme Court ruling on miscarriage of justice compensation

The government yesterday dismissed a ruling from the UK Supreme Court regarding payment of compensation where there has been a miscarriage of justice. Two former prisoners from Northern Ireland yesterday claimed victory in their fight to obtain compensation after they had been cleared of any guilt by the High Court but had still been refused…

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Arrogant Conservatives at war with weak Liberal Democrats

Arrogant Conservatives at war with weak Liberal Democrats

Since last Thursday’s disaster for the Liberal Democrats, the Conservative party seem to have rather lost sight of their true place in Parliament. To be more specific, they need to remember that they did not actually win the last general election and that without the support from the Liberal Democrats, they would not be in…

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