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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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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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Clarke’s rehabilitation revolution failing as authorities oppose changes

Clarke’s rehabilitation revolution failing as authorities oppose changes

It has emerged that Ken Clarke’s ‘rehabilitation revolution’ is completely failing prisoners with IPP and long term determinate sentences and is also failing to reduce prisoner numbers. Mr Clarke’s proposed changes are only being directed at those prisoners serving 12 months or less and completely ignore those with longer sentences. The excuse is that short…

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IPP changes will not apply to existing prisoners as Clarke and May do battle

IPP changes will not apply to existing prisoners as Clarke and May do battle

TheOpinionSite.org has been told by the Ministry of Justice that the proposed changes to Indeterminate Sentences for Public Protection (IPP) will definitely not be retrospective and will definitely not apply to existing IPP prisoners. This refusal to deal with the problem of some 6,500 existing IPP prisoners, along with the introduction of mandatory life sentences,…

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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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Government uncertain over changes to IPP sentences

Government uncertain over changes to IPP sentences

By the time the government returns to Parliament later this month, the review into the management and operation of Indeterminate Sentences for Public Protection (IPP) should have been concluded. However, regrettably it seems that there is still turmoil within the government as to exactly what it should do, not just regarding the future operation IPP…

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IPP sentence reform will only be possible if MPs are courageous

IPP sentence reform will only be possible if MPs are courageous

Despite the recent lull in hostilities, the ongoing conflict within government regarding the reform of IPP sentences and a prison sentences in general is set to continue for some time. As the government gets itself further embroiled in arguments about tabloid newspapers and their undue influence on policy making, the war over penal reform has…

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News of the World closure is due to corruption of both press and police

News of the World closure is due to corruption of both press and police

The closure of the News of the World is the best news to come out of Fleet Street for many years but the paper would have closed years ago had it not been for weak MPs, power-hungry prime ministers and corrupt policemen. The tacky tabloid has lied, cheated and threatened its way to success whilst…

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IPP sentence reforms in danger as Cameron fears tabloid backlash

IPP sentence reforms in danger as Cameron fears tabloid backlash

Westminster sources close to Number 10 have revealed that weak Prime Minister David Cameron is so worried about the political effects of a tabloid led backlash to the proposed reforms of the IPP sentence, that he is reconsidering whether or not to reverse the government’s stated intention to get rid of it. The recent announcement…

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Clarke intends to review and possibly scrap IPP sentences

Clarke intends to review and possibly scrap IPP sentences

IPP sentences are to be reviewed with the intention of scrapping them altogether according to the Secretary of State for Justice, Kenneth Clarke. However, there is fierce opposition to his plans and he may not succeed. He made the case for getting rid of IPP sentences during a statement to the House of Commons as…

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