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Campaigners set out proposals for a better deal for low-income taxpayers
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Police are nervous about the plan, as is Labour.
Cameron in police charm offensive to head off mutiny

By staff Tory plans for elected police commissioners are being heavily debated, with chief constables visiting Downing Street to voice their concerns about the plans. The policy of elected police chiefs has turned much of the police force off the Conservatives. Labour believes it raises serious issues of political interference in policing. But the… Read more »

The campaign against short sentences appears to have found a sympathetic ear in the form of the new justice secretary
Prison officers join fight against short sentences

By Ian Dunt The most senior level of management in the Prison Service has joined calls for an end to short sentences, with the Prison Governors Association saying there are too many people behind bars already. The demand comes as part of a coordinated campaign to force the government to end short sentences, which campaigners… Read more »