Kenneth Clarke lambasts Conservatives human rights plan

Kenneth Clarke lambasts Conservatives human rights plan Former justice secretary says governments cant just pick and choose which ECHR judgments to follow.
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Conservative conference: a mix of rage and reason | Editorial

Tory law and order conference speeches were once greeted with howls to bring back hanging. How times have changedNothing illustrates the transformation of party conferences in the modern era more dramatically than the eclipse of the Conservative conference law and order debate. Until a decade or so ago, the hour-long rage-fest was the party’s annual […]
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John Bercow expected to give up gold-plated pension

Speaker of the Commons to make a statement to MPs as the government publishes its public services pensions billJohn Bercow, the Speaker of the House of Commons, is expected to announce on Thursday that he will be the last to give up the special pension for holders of one of the “great offices of state”.The […]
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What a reshuffle. It’s the return of Brown and Blair | Simon Jenkins

David Cameron can wail, but he is the real ditherer – ever more Tony Blair to George Osborne’s Gordon BrownThe prime minister promised at the weekend that his reshaped cabinet would “cut through the dither” impeding Britain’s recovery. The reshuffle, he implied, would send a thunderclap of authority echoing across the land.So what happened? David Cameron […]
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How does Cameron’s reshuffle change the composition of the cabinet?

David Cameron is set to reshuffle his cabinet, with a number of senior positions to be reallocated. How will the new appointments change the group’s sociopolitical makeup?• Get the data• More data journalism and data visualisations from the GuardianPrime Minister David Cameron is expected to make broad changes as he reshuffles both his cabinet and […]
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George Osborne comes under pressure to appear at Leveson inquiry

Chancellor called on to tell inquiry into press ethics about his role in appointment of Andy CoulsonThe chancellor, George Osborne, is facing pressure to appear in person before the Leveson inquiry into media ethics to explain his role in the appointment of former News of the World editor Andy Coulson as David Cameron’s communications chief.It […]
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Civil liberties: don’t mess with the rule of law | Editorial

In the vital field of civil liberties two crises make the point that the coalition government may be losing the plotLike proverbial buses, government crises are arriving mob-handed right now. In the vital field of civil liberties, however, a mere two such crises are enough to make the point that the coalition government may be […]
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