I have to say I have always had a soft spot for William Hague. He was the super-confident superbrat of the Tories who stood on his feet at the Tory Party Conference at a very tender age and announced he was going to be the future.
However, his antics this week, fawning around Angelina Jolie made him look at times as airheaded as she is, and at others just wandering around like a puppy with its tongue hanging out.
Alison Saunders’ announcement last week was probably one of the most dangerous and far-reaching acts of misuse of power imaginable by an officer of the state prosecution apparatus. The stench of feminism is all over this.
This week, David Cameron announced he would ‘put a female minister in every department’. Well! what kind of a show is this?
Cameron is a feminist lackey. He is desperately afraid of being kicked out by the Tory powers behind the scenes and he is desperately trying to garner the women’s vote from the Labour Party, which is the real power-base of feminism, whilst failing to see the need to put clear blue water between him and the whole shebang.
An article in Spiked prompted me to think about the issues it was raising. This was the opening paragraph.
‘At the end of last week, the director of public prosecutions (DPP), Alison Saunders, announced a ‘major action plan’ to deal with ‘the issues preventing rape cases from successfully progressing through the criminal-justice system’. The plan emphasises the importance of focusing on the behaviour of the accused rather than the behaviour of the complainant to investigate “what steps the accused took to establish whether the complainant was consenting to sex and the extent to which they were capable of consenting”. Saunders justified the action plan in the following terms: “Even though there have been slightly more defendants convicted, the steady increase in conviction rates we have seen in recent years has halted, and this must be addressed immediately.” She was referring to the fact that the overall conviction rate for rape cases has fallen from 63.2 per cent in 2012-13 to 60.3 per cent in 2013-14. ‘
Obtaining more convictions is exactly what this is all about. It certainly is not about justice and balance.