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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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Prisons Week is a lost opportunity for change

Prisons Week is a lost opportunity for change

This week is ‘Prisons Week’ and although you may never have heard of it, it is a regular annual event that seeks to draw attention to those who work in the prison system as well as prisoners themselves. However, it does not draw attention to the failures within the system. That, in the view of…

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May appears incompetent, weak and unable to take responsibility for UKBA failure

May appears incompetent, weak and unable to take responsibility for UKBA failure

Home Secretary, Theresa May refused to resign today after appearing to be incompetent, naive and arrogant during her questioning this morning by the Commons Home Affairs Select Committee. Despite being the person responsible for the recent failures of the UK Border Agency (UKBA), she seemed to be wholly concerned with passing responsibility to others whilst…

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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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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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Terrorism and public protection – a perfect excuse for excessive government power

Terrorism and public protection – a perfect excuse for excessive government power

Over the next two weeks the airwaves and the press will be full of programs and articles reflecting upon the events of 9/11. Expect to see lots of talking heads on television, “exclusive” interviews with those involved and “inside” stories on just about every possible aspect of the events that will be portrayed in every…

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London riots again as hatred of police and social unrest grows

London riots again as hatred of police and social unrest grows

London saw more riots yesterday, this time in Tottenham, with police cars being set alight and resulting in more than 40 people being arrested. Meanwhile, the ever more pompous Home Secretary,Theresa May condemned the violence without giving any heed whatsoever as to its cause. She said: “Such disregard for public safety and property will not…

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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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