The Truth About IPP Sentences

Posts Tagged ‘ uk politics ’

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…

Read more »

Prisoners Earnings Act is a lie and will affect only a few prisoners

Prisoners Earnings Act is a lie and will affect only a few prisoners

The government was up to its usual deception yesterday when it announced that the Prisoners Earnings Act, first passed in 1996, was now in force. The act allows the government to make deductions from earnings of prisoners who receive over £20 a week; the money deducted will, according to the government, be paid to victim…

Read more »

Cameron is deliberately misleading people over the Human Rights Act

Cameron is deliberately misleading people over the Human Rights Act

Whilst Nick Clegg has now made it clear that the Human Rights Act “is here to stay”, at least as far as he is concerned, his Tory boss seems to be singing from a different song sheet, refusing to say what he really thinks for fear of being criticised by either his own MPs or…

Read more »

Further delay of 18 months over prisoners votes

Further delay of 18 months over prisoners votes

The European Court of Human Rights has effectively given the government up to 18 months to implement the court’s ruling that changes must be made to allow some UK prisoners to have the vote. The issue has been divisive amongst politicians and the previous Blair administration, along with the current government refused to address the…

Read more »

UK immigration fears grow as 9/11 attacks are remembered

UK immigration fears grow as 9/11 attacks are remembered

The memories of 9/11 have re-ignited fears that immigration in the UK is out of control and that the Muslim community in particular is becoming too strong. Whether or not these fears are justified, it is certainly true that in most British towns and cities there is a growing resentment of the seemingly endless increase…

Read more »

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…

Read more »

Police fearful of accountability when being filmed by the public

Police fearful of accountability when being filmed by the public

Many police officers are apparently trying to prevent members of the public from filming them whilst on duty, even using the threat of arrest if the individuals do not comply. Officers have also been using ‘Stop and Search’ powers to dissuade press and other photographers from taking photographs. Several recent cases have made it clear…

Read more »

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…

Read more »

Cameron finally proves he is vindictive, selfish, uncaring and thoroughly nasty

Cameron finally proves he is vindictive, selfish, uncaring and thoroughly nasty

David Cameron’s response to the sentences being handed down by the courts in relation to the recent rioting shows that the Conservative “nasty” party is back in town. Vindictiveness is in the DNA of the Conservative party along with a natural selfishness, greed and lack of concern for the poor and currently, there is plenty…

Read more »

Record prisoner numbers will climb further as remands and recalls increase

Record prisoner numbers will climb further as remands and recalls increase

The number of prisoners held in Britain’s jails has hit a new high with in excess of 85,000 people being kept in custody. The latest figures from the Ministry of Justice show a relentless increase in the prison population that shows no sign of slowing down. The total for those in jail increased by 1,000…

Read more »