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European Court rules whole life tariffs breach human rights

European Court rules whole life tariffs breach human rights

In a ruling this week that has unsurprisingly upset Downing Street, Conservative party backbenchers and right-wing campaigners, the European Court of Human Rights has ruled that whole life tariffs as currently handed down by British courts are unlawful. Whilst making it clear that the court was not offering prisoners serving whole life tariffs any imminent…

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Government loses more court battles over IPP & CRB checks

Government loses more court battles over IPP & CRB checks

TheOpinionSite.org can report that the UK government has been heavily criticised by the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) in two major rulings this week involving IPP sentences. The government lost both cases, Downing Street has not made a statement and needless to say, the tabloid press have not reported the story. This follows the…

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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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Prisoners votes delay likely to cost taxpayers millions

Prisoners votes delay likely to cost taxpayers millions

The British government’s latest delaying tactics over the voting rights of UK prisoners could cost taxpayers hundreds of millions of pounds. The government, fearful of troublesome backbench MPs, has decided to form a parliamentary committee to consider what may or may not be in a draft Bill, thus ensuring that the 6 year old problem…

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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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Justice for offenders and the poor replaced by revenge under Clarke’s new proposals

Justice for offenders and the poor replaced by revenge under Clarke’s new proposals

Justice is being thrown out of the window and in its place a form of state revenge is taking over. The poor, prisoners, ex-offenders and those who speak up against the government are amongst those most affected. In its latest bid to take further revenge on those who break the Law as well as to…

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EU referendum debate is based on manipulated ignorance and fear

EU referendum debate is based on manipulated ignorance and fear

The futile backbench debate to be held in the House of Commons on 24 October will be a gift to the Daily Mail and the Sun, will give false hope to Eurosceptics across the country and will be a total waste of time and a distraction as the government is not in any way bound…

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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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Home Secretary Theresa May wants Human Rights Act to be scrapped

Home Secretary Theresa May wants Human Rights Act to be scrapped

It is a matter of historical fact that politicians only ever ask for major legislation to be scrapped in order to give themselves more power. The Home secretary, Theresa may who has revealed herself to be both anti-Europe and anti-civil liberties, has said in the Sunday Telegraph that she wants to scrap the Human Rights…

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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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