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Academy of Medical Sciences

Contrary to popular belief, Lorem Ipsum is not simply random text. It has roots in a piece of classical Latin literature from 45 BC, making it over 2000 years old. Richard McClintock, a Latin professor at Hampden-Sydney College in Virginia, looked up one of the more obscure Latin words, consectetur, from a Lorem Ipsum passage,… Read more »

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McNulty secured control order renewal
MPs vote to renew control orders

Parliament has approved control orders for another year after the Conservatives “reluctantly” voted with the government. Introducing the renewal vote, security minister Tony McNulty told MPs that control orders are still necessary to combat the “serious and sustained” terrorism threat which the UK faces. Control orders allow terror suspects to be closely monitored when there… Read more »

Lord chancellor Lord Falconer calls for common sense approach to human rights.
Govt calls for ‘common sense’ approach to human rights

The lord chancellor today called for a “common sense” interpretation of the Human Rights Act, branding the suggestion that it protects criminals at the expense of public safety “nonsense”. Launching Human Rights: Common Values, Common Sense, Lord Falconer defended the essence of the legislation but said it had been poorly interpreted on occasion. In response,… Read more »