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Milly Dowler case must not be allowed to weaken defence options

Milly Dowler case must not be allowed to weaken defence options

The conviction of Levi Bellfield for the murder of Milly Dowler was a gift to the media and a threat to the stability of the principal that any defendant in a criminal case has the right to the best and most forceful defence of possible. TheOpinionSite.org believes that no one, politicians or anyone else for…

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Convicted police officers – arrogant and above the law but still employed

Convicted police officers – arrogant and above the law but still employed

Dozens of police officers are being allowed to keep their jobs despite being convicted of very serious offences. Officers convicted for possession of Class A drugs, being caught drunk behind the wheel of a car and for leaking information held on the Police National Computer were all subject to disciplinary enquiries after being convicted and…

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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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Cameron again shows weakness over IPP and sentence reforms

Cameron again shows weakness over IPP and sentence reforms

Weak, sleazy David Cameron appears to be getting ready to go into reverse over reforms to IPP sentencing and the prison system and once again deserts Justice Secretary, Ken Clarke¬† as he seeks to reform Britain’s corrupt and failing justice system. Although it usually pleases me greatly when I am proved to be right about…

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Cable in conflict over strike reform as pathetic Clegg stays out of sight

Cable in conflict over strike reform as pathetic Clegg stays out of sight

The Business Secretary, Vince Cable received a less than welcoming reception at the GMB union conference today when he suggested that legislation covering industrial action may need to be revised. Mr. Cable’s remarks came as part of a speech given to the union’s conference and was a thinly veiled warning that they should not engage…

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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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Arrogant Conservatives at war with weak Liberal Democrats

Arrogant Conservatives at war with weak Liberal Democrats

Since last Thursday’s disaster for the Liberal Democrats, the Conservative party seem to have rather lost sight of their true place in Parliament. To be more specific, they need to remember that they did not actually win the last general election and that without the support from the Liberal Democrats, they would not be in…

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Vote Yes to AV and drag Britain out of the past – for all our sakes

Vote Yes to AV and drag Britain out of the past – for all our sakes

TheOpinionSite.org has watched and listened to the various arguments for and against the Alternative Voting System. We have heard the likes of the greedy, vindictive and very nasty Michael Howard say the ‘Yes’ campaign is getting desperate; we have heard David Cameron lie with superb hypocrisy as he condemns AV – even though he was…

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Is Cameron using war to gain credibility?

Is Cameron using war to gain credibility?

  Britain is, historically at least, a warring nation. It’s empire was built upon war and slavery, as were empires before it. Monarchs and Prime Ministers have for hundreds of years used conflict as a means to increasing their credibility in the eyes of those that they rule and govern. In recent years we have…

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