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Prisoners’ voting rights: government loses final appeal in European court – The Guardian

“The government has lost its final appeal against giving prisoners the right to vote following a ruling by the European court of human rights.”

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The Guardian, 12th April 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Prosecution of Philip Woolas not in public interest – Crown Prosecution Service

“Former MP Philip Woolas will not be prosecuted in relation to statements he made about an opponent during the 2010 General Election in Oldham East and Saddleworth.”

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Crown Prosecution Service, 21st March 2011

Source: www.cps.gov.uk

UK prisoners seek right to vote in increasing numbers – BBC News

“There has been a sharp rise in the number of UK prisoners taking legal action to secure the right to vote.”

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BBC News, 15th March 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Prisoners should be given the vote, signals watchdog – Daily Telegraph

“Nick Hardwick, the chief inspector of prisons, signalled he was in favour of some prisoners being given the vote, despite admitting he has not come across a single inmate who wants it.”

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Daily Telegraph, 10th March 2011

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

UK to challenge prisoner votes ruling by European Court – BBC News

“The government has launched a legal bid to overturn a European Court of Human Rights ruling that the UK’s blanket ban on prisoners voting is unlawful.”

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BBC News, 2nd March 2011

Souce: www.bbc.co.uk

Rival guilty of paedophile slur against MP Mike Hancock – BBC News

“A rival who falsely claimed a Liberal Democrat MP was a paedophile has been convicted of attempting to affect a result in the general election.”

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BBC News, 23rd February 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Kenneth Clarke looks to reform European Court of Human Rights – The Guardian

“The justice secretary Kenneth Clarke said he will seek to reform the European Court of Human Rights after it ruled in favour of giving prisoners the right to vote.”

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The Guardian, 20th February 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk


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