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British juries are ignorant, incompetent and dangerous

British juries are ignorant, incompetent and dangerous

Research should be carried out into how and why British juries reach their (sometimes clearly flawed) verdicts. So says a former Director of Public Prosecutions and a former Lord Chief Justice. As with previous administrations however and amid a sea of provocative ‘historic’ abuse allegations, David Cameron’s government is fighting hard to resist any possibility…

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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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European Court rules against ‘Draconian’ IPP sentences

European Court rules against ‘Draconian’ IPP sentences

The Indeterminate Sentence for Public Protection (IPP) was this week condemned by the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) as being ‘draconian’ in nature and totally inadequately resourced. The British government was also ordered to pay compensation to 3 IPP prisoners who are unable to progress towards release due to the government’s failure to provide…

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Ken Clarke and common sense leave Ministry of Justice together

Ken Clarke and common sense leave Ministry of Justice together

In his most spectacular demonstration of crass stupidity ever, David Cameron has thrown Ken Clarke and his progressive team of ministers out of the Ministry of Justice (MoJ). In caving in to the ultra-right wing Home Secretary, Theresa May and “traditional” Conservative MPs, The OpinionSite.org suggests that the prime minister has destroyed the last hope…

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Continuing IPP failures force question in House of Lords

Continuing IPP failures force question in House of Lords

As the nightmare of Indeterminate Sentences for Public Protection (IPP) continues to cause chaos in overcrowded British prisons, the government seems to have come to a grinding halt when it comes to sorting out the mess created by the IPP sentence. Kenneth Clarke described it as being “a stain on British Justice” and the IPP…

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TheOpinionSite.org receives its first million visitors – and is still counting

TheOpinionSite.org receives its first million visitors – and is still counting

As TheOpinionSite.org receives its first million visitors, its creator and editor, Raymond Peytors offers this personal message: This week saw TheOpinionSite.org exceed the million visitor mark which, for what is essentially a political comment site, is a fair achievement after only 2 years of being created. My sincere thanks go out to all those who…

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IPP delays may cause prison riots warns Parole Board chief

IPP delays may cause prison riots warns Parole Board chief

Increasingly long delays in hearing parole applications from prisoners serving Indeterminate sentences for Public protection (IPP) may cause riots in UK prisons if such delays are not addressed immediately, the government has been warned. However, there are even bigger IPP problems that have to be dealt with if the situation is to improve. TheOpinionSite.org predicted…

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Internet censorship likely as government seeks even more power

Internet censorship likely as government seeks even more power

The Prime Minister, David Cameron is meeting with Virgin Media, Sky and other Internet Service Providers (ISP) supposedly to discuss the best ways of “protecting children” from pornography and “inappropriate” content. TheOpinionSite.org and others though believe that what Cameron really wants is to control what the public read and see online, as this government and…

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IPP sentences no closer to reform despite change in law

IPP sentences no closer to reform despite change in law

The government has told TheOpinionSite.org that a timetable for the repeal of the Indeterminate Sentence for Public Protection (IPP) has still not been set, despite the fact that the Bill scrapping the much criticised measure has been passed by both Houses of Parliament; nor have measures yet been put in place to speed up the…

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IPP prisoners in jail longer as HMP fails to provide courses

IPP prisoners in jail longer as HMP fails to provide courses

TheOpinionSite.org has recently received more reports that prisoners subject to an IPP sentence (Indeterminate Sentence for Public Protection) are unable to achieve their release because the Prison Service is still failing to provide the necessary number of offending behaviour courses. IPP prisoners must complete specified courses if they are to have any hope of ever…

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