Kenneth Clarke, Rape Is RapeThe Justice Secretary, Kenneth Clarke resuurected that myth that there is a distinction between date rape and "serious rape", with violence and an unwilling woman" on Victoria Derbyshire's Radio 5 Live show this morning . Put to him that "rape is rape", he said: "No, it is not."
Mr Clarke was confronted on the radio by Gabrielle Browne, a rape victim who broke down in tears as she denounced the 50 per cent discount proposal as "a disaster". She said she had fought for 688 days to have her rapist brought to justice, only for him to have his sentence reduced for a guilty plea. She told Mr Clarke: "It happened to me. It's a disaster....'.
This is in light of a reprehensible proposal by this already morally bankrupt government to slash jail terms for rapists by up to half in return for a guilty verdict. So, a rapist should be rewarded for admitting his sickening violation?