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Historical views on the abolition of the death penalty can help to put the latest Sun campaign in context

Seal, Lizzie (2011) Historical views on the abolition of the death penalty can help to put the latest Sun campaign in context. British Politics and Policy at LSE (05 Aug 2011) Blog Entry.

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Abstract

The always contentious issue of the death penalty has re-emerged recently. Paul Staines (who writes the Guido Fawkes blog) has launched a campaign, which is backed by The Sun, to use the Government’s new e-petition scheme to initiate a Parliamentary debate on the reintroduction of capital punishment for the murderers of children and police officers. The campaign is supported by the Conservative MPs Philip Davies, Priti Patel and Andrew Turner. Lizzie Seal looks at how public opinion has changed towards capital punishment over the last fifty years to help put this in context.

Item Type: Website (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/politicsandpolicy/
Additional Information: © 2011 the author
Library of Congress subject classification: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
N Fine Arts > NE Print media
Sets: Collections > British Politics and Policy at LSE
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Date Deposited: 23 Aug 2011 15:49
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/38013/

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