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Cameron: 'Life should mean life' for serious offenders

David Cameron has vowed to ensure "life should mean life" for murderers and other serious offenders, amid reports the Government could introduce 100-year-sentences as a way round an ongoing human rights row over whole-life terms.

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Cameron vows to retain life sentences for murderers

David Cameron has promised to ensure murderers can be kept in jail for life amid suggestions that the Government could introduce 100-year-sentences.

The Prime Minister's comments follow a long-running confrontation with the European Court of Human Rights, which has declared life sentences in England illegal because they offer no "right to review".

Ministers believe they can sidestep the ruling by letting judges sentence for hundreds of years, the Telegraph has reported.

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