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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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Responsibility and the Press – two unlikely partners

Responsibility and the Press – two unlikely partners

Since the closure of the News of the World, previously silent politicians have suddenly started calling for a cleanup of the British press. This new and possibly hypocritical outcry from those elected to make our laws could indicate that there is a real chance of putting the press back into a box where it can…

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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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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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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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Sentencing reform in chaos as Cameron and Clarke slug it out

Sentencing reform in chaos as Cameron and Clarke slug it out

The government’s long awaited sentencing reforms are in chaos. David Cameron and Ken Clarke are engaged in bitter warfare over the contents of proposed sentencing reforms and the best way to present them. Clark wants justice and modernisation whereas Cameron wants political security and doesn’t care whether the reforms are fair or not. In fact,…

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Welfare to Work ignores serious ex-offenders and CRB failures

Welfare to Work ignores serious ex-offenders and CRB failures

The government’s new back to work scheme, “Welfare to Work” came into operation on Friday. The idea is a simple one: get as many people off benefit and back into work by using private ‘providers’ who get paid by results. Not a bad idea, some would say except that in reality, the whole system is…

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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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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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