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Ken Clarke's justice reforms mark a shift from Michael Howard's famous 'prison works' policy
Howard attacks ‘fatally flawed’ Clarke prison plans

By staff Ken Clarke’s attempted liberalisation of the justice system has come under assault from Michael Howard. The former Conservative leader and home secretary made the comments in an article for the Times newspaper – calling plans unveiled in the justice green paper announced last week “fatally flawed”. Mr Howard praised the current justice… Read more »

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A policeman reacts to one of the skirmishes on Whitehall
Parliament protest in pictures

See our correspondent’s pictures of the tuition fees protest. All images by Ian Dunt Demonstrators gather in Parliament Square in the afternoon sun. The protest had already veered off-route but the atmosphere was largely friendly and there was considerable support from the public. A young couple make their feelings known on those Lib Dem MPs… Read more »

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