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Robert Buckland: British Conservative politician
Robert James Buckland is a Welsh Conservative Party politician and barrister serving as Secretary of State for Justice and Lord Chancellor since 2019. He has been the Member of Parliament (MP) for South Swindon since 2010.

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Lord Chancellor: Sentencing shake-up will produce fairer, smarter system [Video]

Lord Chancellor: Sentencing shake-up will produce fairer, smarter system

Justice Secretary Robert Buckland called for a “new approach” to sentencing ashe set out plans for a shake-up of powers for courts. During a speech forthink tank the Centre for Social Justice on..

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Government 'preparing for all eventualities' on Brexit [Video]

Government 'preparing for all eventualities' on Brexit

Justice Secretary Robert Buckland has defended the UK government's decision to modify the Internal Markets Bill, which could modify the EU Withdrawal Agreement Act and violate international law...

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Government publishes Sentencing White Paper [Video]

Government publishes Sentencing White Paper

Justice Secretary Robert Buckland says the Sentencing White Paper being published today is focused on "making sentencing smarter", with longer prison sentences for serious and violent offenders. Mr..

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Justice Secretary addresses Covid-19 testing delays [Video]

Justice Secretary addresses Covid-19 testing delays

Justice Secretary Robert Buckland said the Government was facing “realchallenges” on coronavirus testing and suggested that school children andtheir parents would be the next testing priority after..

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Justice Secretary defends the need for Internal Markets Bill [Video]

Justice Secretary defends the need for Internal Markets Bill

Justice Secretary Robert Buckland has defended the need for the controversial Internal Markets Bill as a "break glass in emergency provision" to ensure the integrity of the United Kingdom is..

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Lissie Harper happy to have cross-party support for Harper's law [Video]

Lissie Harper happy to have cross-party support for Harper's law

The widow of Pc Andrew Harper is pushing for cross-party support over hercampaign for life sentences for those who kill emergency services workers.Lissie Harper met shadow home secretary Nick..

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Ministers gather for Cabinet meeting with Prime Minister [Video]

Ministers gather for Cabinet meeting with Prime Minister

Prime Minister Boris Johnson and members of his cabinet including Priti Patel,Baroness Evans, Michael Gove, Robert Buckland, Amanda Milling and Lord Frostarrive for a meeting in the Foreign and..

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Government ‘really on board’ with Harper’s Law, says Pc’s widow [Video]

Government ‘really on board’ with Harper’s Law, says Pc’s widow

The widow of tragic Pc Andrew Harper said senior Government figures havesignalled their backing for her campaign for Harper’s Law after she met withPriti Patel and Robert Buckland.

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UK courts prepare fast-track prosecutions for Black Lives Matter protests: The Times

British courts are preparing to fast-track prosecutions for the Black Lives Matter protests, as justice secretary Robert Buckland has told magistrates to model the process along the lines of the..
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Wendell Baker: 'Double jeopardy' rapist release to be reviewed

Robert Buckland says the decision to free Wendell Baker should be reconsidered by the Parole Board.
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'I don't know': Plans to reopen schools next month up in the air after minister admits growing revolt

Robert Buckland rows back from target date – less than two weeks' away – acknowledging worried town halls can keep some schools closed
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Britain could miss COVID-19 testing target, says minister

Britain could miss its target of carrying out 100,000 coronavirus tests a day by the end of April, Justice Minister Robert Buckland said on Thursday.
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Coronavirus: Public must risk prosecution to challenge lockdown fines, justice secretary says

Robert Buckland says people have a right to 'fair trial' if they believe they were wrongly fined
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Calls to release children in custody as coronavirus regime change could 'drive up self-harm'

'There is no doubt that increased staff sickness will lead to more children spending extended periods isolated in their cells with the ever present risk of self-harm and suicide,' states letter to..
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UK to introduce emergency law to prevent early release of convicted terrorists

Britain will introduce emergency legislation to prevent convicted terrorists automatically being released from prison half way through their sentence, justice minister Robert Buckland said on Monday.
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Helen McCourt: Release of killer Ian Simms to be reviewed

The Justice Secretary Robert Buckland has requested the parole board reconsider its decision.
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Boris Johnson gave an 'unforced and natural' apology over refusal to look at photo of child on NHS hospital floor, minister says

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UK minister Buckland offers assurance to wavering lawmakers on Brexit transition

British justice minister Robert Buckland said on Tuesday the government would bring forward a change to Brexit legislation to allow parliament a say on the merits of an extension to the transition..
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Brexit: Justice Secretary refuses to rule out shutting down parliament again and casts doubt on Queen's Speech

Asked if a second prorogation is 'remotely conceivable', Robert Buckland says events are too volatile to make predictions
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Justice secretary's call for rape suspect anonymity 'not government policy', Downing Street says amid outrage

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