Pendle MP welcomes for new measures to combat crime

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PENDLE MP Andrew Stephenson has welcomed new crime and justice measures announced by the Government.

The measures include tougher community sentences, a new offence for the ‘middle men’ who supply firearms, and new powers to restrict the sale of alcohol in the early hours.

Mr Stephenson said: “Crime and anti-social behaviour causes misery in local communities. We need a criminal justice system which is tough, but intelligent. For too long community sentences have been seen as a soft option and victims have been let down.

"Victims should come first and offenders face meaningful a punishment. The changes which the government have set out will see punishment return to community sentences, a new offence for people who supply guns, new powers to tackle alcohol-fuelled anti-social behaviour and a new focus on tackling re-offending.”

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7:22pm Fri 30 Nov 12

Info-warrior says...

PENDLE MP Andrew Stephenson has welcomed new crime and justice measures announced by the Government.

Are we allowed to comment on government stuff and laws..?
PENDLE MP Andrew Stephenson has welcomed new crime and justice measures announced by the Government. Are we allowed to comment on government stuff and laws..? Info-warrior
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8:05pm Fri 30 Nov 12

mavrick says...

It seems we are allowed to comment on things that are not likely to cause a big discussion in the community. The Telegraph is censoring far too many stories. you can't comment on lenient sentences or anything Islamic. I am afraid this will damage the paper. Maybe a new approach to comments and discussions can be used positively. The telegraph should take the lead in community affairs and generate proper debate,
It seems we are allowed to comment on things that are not likely to cause a big discussion in the community. The Telegraph is censoring far too many stories. you can't comment on lenient sentences or anything Islamic. I am afraid this will damage the paper. Maybe a new approach to comments and discussions can be used positively. The telegraph should take the lead in community affairs and generate proper debate, mavrick
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9:54pm Fri 30 Nov 12

Good call says...

When are the bankers going to be tried for fraud and theft and the politicians going to be tried for terrorism offences, fraud, theft and treason.
When are the bankers going to be tried for fraud and theft and the politicians going to be tried for terrorism offences, fraud, theft and treason. Good call
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10:13pm Fri 30 Nov 12

M Foster says...

Good call wrote:
When are the bankers going to be tried for fraud and theft and the politicians going to be tried for terrorism offences, fraud, theft and treason.
And exposing the pedophile ring that allegedly goes right up to Downing Street, the BBC and Royalty, which is quietly being forgotten about after police pre- warned the guilty that they would be knocking at their door so they have time to delete all their incriminating pc files. In the meantime, those lower down the ranks are sacrificed for their indiscretions/crimes
.
[quote][p][bold]Good call[/bold] wrote: When are the bankers going to be tried for fraud and theft and the politicians going to be tried for terrorism offences, fraud, theft and treason.[/p][/quote]And exposing the pedophile ring that allegedly goes right up to Downing Street, the BBC and Royalty, which is quietly being forgotten about after police pre- warned the guilty that they would be knocking at their door so they have time to delete all their incriminating pc files. In the meantime, those lower down the ranks are sacrificed for their indiscretions/crimes . M Foster
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11:11pm Fri 30 Nov 12

Ronnietate says...

I was not aware that we needed to add a new offence of supplying firearms. I understood that this was a crime already, I guess I was wrong?
I was not aware that we needed to add a new offence of supplying firearms. I understood that this was a crime already, I guess I was wrong? Ronnietate
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1:06am Sat 1 Dec 12

DEO VOLENTE says...

We are denied our Human Rights by being prevented from expressing our upinions. Notwithstanding the fact that our parebts fought for that right. Publish the figures in the strategic threat assement before someone else does.

Shalom
We are denied our Human Rights by being prevented from expressing our upinions. Notwithstanding the fact that our parebts fought for that right. Publish the figures in the strategic threat assement before someone else does. Shalom DEO VOLENTE
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2:21pm Sat 1 Dec 12

sen c ble says...

Get a life you superstiious bunch. The £1m islamic centre is an existing establishment set up in the 1980's and the state of the present building, it's just renovating and reconstructing the premises.
You had your chance to express your views when it was in the news three months ago and knowing the capability you exceed to, it's no longer necessary and relevant. It's not because you have any, but the lack of imagination that makes men superstitious!
Get a life you superstiious bunch. The £1m islamic centre is an existing establishment set up in the 1980's and the state of the present building, it's just renovating and reconstructing the premises. You had your chance to express your views when it was in the news three months ago and knowing the capability you exceed to, it's no longer necessary and relevant. It's not because you have any, but the lack of imagination that makes men superstitious! sen c ble
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5:27pm Sat 1 Dec 12

Good call says...

Ronnietate wrote:
I was not aware that we needed to add a new offence of supplying firearms. I understood that this was a crime already, I guess I was wrong?
You are indeed correct that it is an offence to suppy a illegal firearm.Infact, a man went on trial for supplying a firearm to Mark Duggan, the man who was shot dead by armed police which sparked the initial rioting last year
[quote][p][bold]Ronnietate[/bold] wrote: I was not aware that we needed to add a new offence of supplying firearms. I understood that this was a crime already, I guess I was wrong?[/p][/quote]You are indeed correct that it is an offence to suppy a illegal firearm.Infact, a man went on trial for supplying a firearm to Mark Duggan, the man who was shot dead by armed police which sparked the initial rioting last year Good call
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7:30pm Sat 1 Dec 12

midas says...

DEO VOLENTE wrote:
We are denied our Human Rights by being prevented from expressing our upinions. Notwithstanding the fact that our parebts fought for that right. Publish the figures in the strategic threat assement before someone else does.

Shalom
Which Human Right is being denied?
[quote][p][bold]DEO VOLENTE[/bold] wrote: We are denied our Human Rights by being prevented from expressing our upinions. Notwithstanding the fact that our parebts fought for that right. Publish the figures in the strategic threat assement before someone else does. Shalom[/p][/quote]Which Human Right is being denied? midas
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10:10pm Sat 1 Dec 12

Major Tom says...

"And exposing the pedophile ring that allegedly goes right up to Downing Street, the BBC and Royalty, which is quietly being forgotten about after police pre- warned the guilty that they would be knocking at their door so they have time to delete all their incriminating pc files. In the meantime, those lower down the ranks are sacrificed for their indiscretions/crimes
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Just because Sir Jimmy had friends in the royal family doesn't mean the royal family are the same. Let me guess, you found it on the internet like him on This Morning. You can't believe all you read on the internet.
"And exposing the pedophile ring that allegedly goes right up to Downing Street, the BBC and Royalty, which is quietly being forgotten about after police pre- warned the guilty that they would be knocking at their door so they have time to delete all their incriminating pc files. In the meantime, those lower down the ranks are sacrificed for their indiscretions/crimes " Just because Sir Jimmy had friends in the royal family doesn't mean the royal family are the same. Let me guess, you found it on the internet like him on This Morning. You can't believe all you read on the internet. Major Tom
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10:14pm Sat 1 Dec 12

Major Tom says...

Lets not forget that Sir Jimmy Saville was investigated when he was alive but the Police found insufficient evidence. But now he's dead all the claimants come running forward shortly before the criminal compensation is reduced.
Lets not forget that Sir Jimmy Saville was investigated when he was alive but the Police found insufficient evidence. But now he's dead all the claimants come running forward shortly before the criminal compensation is reduced. Major Tom
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11:33pm Sat 1 Dec 12

Enlightened Patriot says...

Major Tom wrote:
"And exposing the pedophile ring that allegedly goes right up to Downing Street, the BBC and Royalty, which is quietly being forgotten about after police pre- warned the guilty that they would be knocking at their door so they have time to delete all their incriminating pc files. In the meantime, those lower down the ranks are sacrificed for their indiscretions/crimes

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Just because Sir Jimmy had friends in the royal family doesn't mean the royal family are the same. Let me guess, you found it on the internet like him on This Morning. You can't believe all you read on the internet.
Most of our more reliable information seems to be via the internet these days as little can be believed in the controlled, political correct, propaganda-pushing papers like this or TV news come to that. Although there is seemingly no proof as yet of involvement of any royalty, there is no smoke without fire. Every other area touched by Savile's evil presence (BBC, childrens homes, hospitals, even close family) has involved child abuse so why should his association with leading figures be any different. As mentioned here -
http://2012thebigpic
ture.wordpress.com/t
ag/pedophile-ring/

`According to Icke, Savile “was the child-supplying fixer for the rich and famous in politics, entertainment and royalty”

No, this is not proof but how many times have such controversial claims been ridiculed only to find much later that they were true. Just like the warnings on Muslim grooming of White schoolgirls by the BNP around 10 years ago.
[quote][p][bold]Major Tom[/bold] wrote: "And exposing the pedophile ring that allegedly goes right up to Downing Street, the BBC and Royalty, which is quietly being forgotten about after police pre- warned the guilty that they would be knocking at their door so they have time to delete all their incriminating pc files. In the meantime, those lower down the ranks are sacrificed for their indiscretions/crimes " Just because Sir Jimmy had friends in the royal family doesn't mean the royal family are the same. Let me guess, you found it on the internet like him on This Morning. You can't believe all you read on the internet.[/p][/quote]Most of our more reliable information seems to be via the internet these days as little can be believed in the controlled, political correct, propaganda-pushing papers like this or TV news come to that. Although there is seemingly no proof as yet of involvement of any royalty, there is no smoke without fire. Every other area touched by Savile's evil presence (BBC, childrens homes, hospitals, even close family) has involved child abuse so why should his association with leading figures be any different. As mentioned here - http://2012thebigpic ture.wordpress.com/t ag/pedophile-ring/ `According to Icke, Savile “was the child-supplying fixer for the rich and famous in politics, entertainment and royalty” No, this is not proof but how many times have such controversial claims been ridiculed only to find much later that they were true. Just like the warnings on Muslim grooming of White schoolgirls by the BNP around 10 years ago. Enlightened Patriot
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