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The UK Ministry of Justice is telling people with learning difficulties that they are guilty unless they can prove themselves innocent

If a defendant pleads guilty or is found guilty at the Crown Court, the usual sentence is imprisonment. The MoJ is not in a good state internally; but telling people with learning difficulties that they are guilty if accused of serious crimes unless they can prove they are innocent is surely a low-point. In this Easy Read, the MoJ tells defendants that they have to prove they are innocent. This is a reversal of the actual burden of proof – it is, of course, for the prosecution to prove to the court a defendant is guilty. What makes this parti [...] Read more ...

via Jackofkent
31 Jan 2015

Men in tights: getting to the bottom of the latest trend

There are no two ways about it, men’s tights are having a moment. Alexander McQueen, Dries Van Noten and Givenchy all featured them in recent menswear collections. They’re all over Wolf Hall and Russell Brand went on stage in a pair this week. Meanwhile, online hosiery retailer UKTights.com has reported that 40 per cent of its business comes fr [...] Read more ...

via Independent
31 Jan 2015

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