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In 2009, the Labour government established the Office of the Chief Coroner to give the coroner system a focus of national leadership that would act as a court of appeal. The coalition’s plans to scrap it were approved by the Commons in October. However, the government has caved in to pressure from the Royal British […]

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David Cameron promised to reduce immigration to ‘tens of thousands’ annually in the Conservative manifesto. ┬áThe Coalition Agreement stated that the government would introduce a cap on migration, but did not say give a figure. However, Tory ministers were happy to continue to talk about reducing immigration to tens of thousands after the government was […]

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The May 2010 Coalition Agreement stated: “We will extend anonymity in rape cases to defendants.” However, a few months later, the government have dropped the policy, as the Telegraph reports: Justice minister Crispin Blunt said there was not sufficient evidence to justify the move. The decision to scrap the proposal, which was included in the […]

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Soon after the general election, David Cameron claimed in PMQs that prisoner reoffending went up under the Labour administration: I can promise the right hon. and learned Lady one thing: I will not be wandering round my constituency in a stab-proof vest. That is what it came to under the last Government. Gun crime went […]

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Speaking to the BBC’s Andrew Marr four days before the general election, David Cameron said: “Any cabinet minister if I win the election, if we win the election, who comes to me and says, “Here are my plans” and they involve frontline reductions, they’ll be sent straight back to their department to go away and […]

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