Anonymity for rapists

One post today and now another already – I did say I needed to post one to get writing again!

A new plan is underway to grant anonymity to defendants in rape cases, something which I think is awful – there has been an Early Day Motion tabled which states:

That this House believes that the Government’s proposal to grant anonymity to defendants in rape cases sends a message to juries and rape victims that the victim is not to be believed; fears that this could inhibit the effective prosecution of serial rapists; is further concerned that this will reverse the progress made on the prosecution of rape cases noted in the independent Stern Review; is further concerned that the Government has put forward the proposal without any research, evidence or examination of these issues; and calls on the Government to withdraw its proposal.

If you want to see if your MP has already signed this click here. If you would like to sign a petition then click here. Hat tip to the very wonderful F-word blog.

I have taken this opportunity to write to my new MP – Jackie Doyle-Price ( a Conservative) to see if she has plans to vote for the EDM. I have also asked her about what she will do about Cameron’s promise to cut the abortion limit to 20 weeks.

I will be interested to see if she responds, as when I emailed my local representatives prior to the election about the Digital Economy bill I received one out of three responses.

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