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Margaret Beckett has urged British Muslims to speak out against terrorism
Beckett: Moderate Muslims must make voices heard

Foreign secretary Margaret Beckett has urged British Muslims to speak out against terrorism to ensure their voice is heard and the extremists’ relegated to the background. “There are nearly two million Muslims in this country. Many travel to and from countries with large Muslim populations – particularly in South Asia,” Ms Beckett told a conference… Read more »

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Judges could be given tougher sentencing powers under Home Office proposals
Judges’ sentencing powers strengthened

Judges in England and Wales could be given greater discretionary powers in setting sentences for potentially dangerous criminals under proposals unveiled by the government today. The recommendations in a Home Office consultation paper also suggest giving judges powers to override the automatic release of prisoners, representing a major overhaul of the 2003 Criminal Justice Act… Read more »

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