It seems like a lifetime ago now, and it certainly feels that way sometimes – that a system existed in this country which dealt with wayward teenagers in a manner that seems almost unbelievable to the wider population. The Borstals, the ‘Short, Sharp Shock’ of the Detention Centre’s, the ‘Assessment’ Centre’s, the Home Office ‘Approved Schools’ and some of the now notorious ‘Care Homes’, were the places in which thousands of boys found themselves incarcerated during the late 1960s, through […]

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“Has anybody else heard about the Iraq Historical Allegations Team? You wouldn’t have if you watch the BBC, or any Murdoch-Owned media versions of events following the invasion and subsequent occupation by NATO forces. I guess this must have somehow slipped through the net, as it clearly shows yet another example of deliberate news suppression, and how the Ministry of Defence are really spending your money.” Iraqi nationals have called for a probe into alleged acts of brutality by the […]

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