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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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Cameron and Mothers Union cannot stop kids from growing up

Cameron and Mothers Union cannot stop kids from growing up

Dishonest Prime Minister David Cameron, together no doubt with a few other notable, vote seeking, weak politicians are about to make total fools of themselves in an attempt to “preserve the innocence of childhood”. Cameron is attempting to cash in on parents’ alleged worries that children are ‘growing up too soon’. More specifically, Mr. Cameron…

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Is the NSPCC being dishonest in order to get our money?

Is the NSPCC being dishonest in order to get our money?

According to the latest scare story from the NSPCC, at least 64 children are sexually abused every day in England and Wales; a claim that some may wish to question given that the NSPCC has already had one of its major advertising campaigns stopped by the Advertising¬† Standards Authority for being misleading. In common with…

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UK Extradition Treaty favours US over Britain

UK Extradition Treaty favours US over Britain

Ever since the case of the alleged computer hacker Gary McKinnon hit the headlines, the extradition treaty that exists between the United Kingdom and the United States has been thrown into sharp relief. Criticism of the treaty abounds in the United Kingdom on the basis that it is both unfair and unjust to UK citizens…

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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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Cameron betrays his own ministers for fear of tabloid headlines

Cameron betrays his own ministers for fear of tabloid headlines

Government ministers are being deserted wholesale by David Cameron as he seeks to avoid bad headlines in papers like the Daily Mail and the Sun. There is a growing feeling across Whitehall that any policy that meets resistance from the tabloids or from Tory backbenchers is likely to be severely revised or even ditched. Meanwhile…

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How To Survive An IPP Sentence

How To Survive An IPP Sentence

Essential for IPP prisoners, their friends and families It has been a month since TheOpinionSite.org published the long awaited downloadable book, “How To Survive An IPP Sentence” which is described as a ‘Survival Guide’ for those serving an Indeterminate Sentence for Public Protection and also their families. The book has proved to be a huge…

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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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MPs go on holiday as strike threats loom

MPs go on holiday as strike threats loom

The House of Commons is in recess until April 26th – or to put it another way, MPs are on holiday. What is more, they are on holiday at a time when public-sector unions and others are threatening strikes and even teachers have gone on strike this week in one school in protest over violent…

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Should Britain have a Statute of Limitations on sex crimes?

Britain is unique in Europe in that it has no Statute of Limitations for serious sexual crimes. This means that someone can be arrested, charged and convicted for a crime that they committed half a century ago, even though many witnesses may be dead, memories are faded and the only evidence is the word of…

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