Judges in jail
Barrister and part-time judge Constance Briscoe was jailed for 16 months for perverting the course of justice in charges related to the Chris Huhne affair. She is far from the first judge to end up behind bars.
— In 2009 Marcus Einfield, a former judge at Australia’s federal court, was
given three years for lying over a speeding offence: he said he had lent his
car to a friend who in fact had been killed in a car accident three years
— Just last week Kazakh judge Kuplash Otemisova was jailed for four-and-a-half years for ‘making a wrong court ruling’, by releasing a Russian businessman who had been convicted of ordering murder.
— In 2011 Mark Ciavarella Jr was jailed for 28 years for accepting bribes from the builders of two juvenile detention centres on Pennsylvania. He had jailed 4,000 juveniles for minor offences such as fights and horseplay to keep the centres full.
Toll of the Troubles
Gerry Adams was questioned over the murder of Jean McConville in 1972. An
analysis of the 3,531 people killed in the Troubles between 1969 and 2001:
|British security forces||1141|
|Irish security forces||11|
1522 were Northern Irish Catholics,
1287 Northern Irish Protestants and
722 were not from Northern Ireland.
Source: Sutton index
A Policy Exchange report estimated that ethnic groups could account for one third of the British population by 2050. What could that mean for politics?
|2010 VOTE SHARES||Tory|
|2010 VOTE SHARES||Labour|
|Black African|| 87%
|Black Caribbean|| 78%
Ed Miliband floated proposal to reform tenancy law. How has home ownership in Britain changed over the past century?
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