Category Archives: Justice system

One law for some

            Ministers have abandoned an inquiry into the rise of secretive Sharia councils that deal in Islamic justice – because the Muslim courts refused to help. The failure of the Ministry of Justice probe has … Continue reading

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The new untouchables

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has issued a report on the failings of Castlebeck’s Winterbourne View Hospital following the exposé broadcast by the BBC’s Panorama programme. Unsurprisingly, it concludes that there ‘was a “systemic failure to protect people” by the … Continue reading

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21st Century Love Story

Your eyes meet across the crowded room. You turn away. Moments pass – you glance again. She smiles. Love’s dance has begun. “I have to go.” “Can I give you a lift?” You pull up outside her block. There’s an … Continue reading

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Another day, another ban

Police are hoping to stop a group of off-licences in Leicester city centre selling the strong and notoriously cheap alcohol favoured by street drinkers. Eight shops have been identified as regular destinations for alcoholics attracted by booze on sale for … Continue reading

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Under the radar

A number of commenters are suggesting that the News of the World story is a distraction that has been, or will be, appropriated by the politicians to divert our gaze from something more unpalatable. Maybe. One rather important event that … Continue reading

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Conviction politician

              From today’s Daily Express: Devine, 58, wrote: “Along with my parliamentary colleagues my public and private reputation was trashed on the internet. At the start of my trial the judge told the jury … Continue reading

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Change of PACE

Today’s newspapers are expressing great concern over the implications of District Judge Jonathon Finestein’s ruling on the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 (PACE). The rules are that the police must charge a suspect no later than 96 hours after … Continue reading

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