UK ditched death penalty opposition under David Blunkett

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Britain secretly abandoned its opposition to the death penalty to hand over information linked to the prosecution of a 9/11 suspect when Lord Blunkett was home secretary, The Times has learnt. Despite public criticism of capital punishment, Britain offered “mutual … Continue reading

Amber Rudd announces crackdown on extremist and offensive content online

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Home Secretary Amber Rudd has unveiled a raft of new measures designed to crack down on extremist and offensive content online. In the first concrete measure to emerge from a major review launched this summer, the minister announced tougher penalties … Continue reading

Fighting sex abuse overrides cultural harmony, says Rudd

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Cultural sensitivities must not be allowed to deter work aimed at uncovering child sex abuse, the home secretary has said. Amber Rudd spoke after the convictions of 17 men and one woman three days ago for the sexual abuse of … Continue reading

New Home Secretary considering major reorganisation of ‘dysfunctional’ South Yorkshire Police

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The new Home Secretary Amber Rudd has announced she is considering a ‘fundamental re-organisation’ of South Yorkshire Police. The announcement was made in the House of Commons this afternooon. Rudd’s words came after former Conservative Cabinet minister Sir Eric Pickles … Continue reading