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Whole-life sentences are preferable to the hangman's noose | Jonathan Freedland

PUBLISHED July 9, 2013

The timing is impeccable. Less than 24 hours after the home secretary signalled that the Conservatives are highly likely to fight the next general election with a promise to withdraw from the European convention on human rights, the European court of human rights in Strasbourg has come up with another decision that Theresa May is sure to denounce in the same terms she used to describe the long-running legal wrangles over Abu Qatada: she'll call it crazy.

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