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The rape sentencing reforms get shelved

Both David Blackburn and Nick Robinson have reported that Ken Clarke’s proposals to reform rape sentencing has been ‘shelved’. It’s important to not that this wasn’t a Bill that was going to be voted on. It was simply a proposal that could have moved on to something else if it was found to be suitable. […]

Ken Clarke’s media car-crash 2

When the words came out of the Justice Secretary’s mouth, I’m sure that the PR/spin teams went into meltdown. When talking about rape, you have to choose your words carefully and Ken Clarke certainly didn’t do that. Now many people are calling for him to be sacked. Even if that doesn’t happen, there is pressure […]