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Sex abuse at Westminster


Last week home secretary Theresa May announced that that the Government will establish an independent, Hillsborough-type, urgent inquiry panel into how authorities may have ignored systematic child abuse in some of Britain’s most eminent institutions. Shadow home secretary Yvette Cooper welcomed the announcement but asked why her request for an inquiry 18 months ago was rejected.

So what has happened in so short a time to change the government’s mind? Read the full story

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Legal aid concessions on the way?


A fortnight ago the Government signalled that it was abandoning controversial clause 12 of the Legal Aid bill that would have introduced means testing for initial advice and assistance at the police station. Now it looks as if further concessions could be on the way.

Having suffered heavy defeats in the Lords over the welfare reform and health service bills, the government appears eager to avoid further embarrassing reversals. As reported in the ‘Guardian’, justice minister Jonathan Djanogly, addressing a Westminster Legal Policy Forum meeting, said that the government continues to Read the full story

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